FOUNDATIONS OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED1BSF

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Foundations in Biomedical Science introduces students to fundamental concepts for their future studies in biomedical science. These include the evidence-based and evolving nature of biomedical science and the important role of data in its evolution. Students will be encouraged to develop skills in quantitative literacy and apply those skills to solve problems. Topicscovered will include the emergence of evidence-based medicine, quantitativeunits in a biological context, conventions in describing and presenting dataand an introduction to using data to solve problems.Students will also establish an e-portfolio to encourage development of metacognition and reflection as they develop as biomedical scientists.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in one of the following degrees: Bachelor of Biomedicine (SBMD - Melbourne); Bachelor of Biomedical Science (SBMB - Bendigo) ; Bachelor of Science - (SBSB - Bendigo, STBSW - Albury-Wodonga).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential Skills for Science and TechnologyRecommendedPeter Zeegers, Kate Deller-Evans, Sandra Egege, Christopher Klinger. 2011Oxford Univeristy Press

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the evidence-based nature of Biomedical Science and recognize the evolving nature and diversity of the current consensus.

Activities:
Students will complete various online learning modules comprising case studies and supported by face to face workshop activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Use reflective writing to document the way in which one#s own knowledge has evolved in the Biomedical Science Discipline.

Activities:
Students will develop an e-portfolio to record their reflections on their learning in biomedical science
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Identify, analyze, interpret and represent quantitative data to solve problems in biomedical science.

Activities:
students will complete various online learning modules designed to build capacity in data analysis and representation. These will be scaffolded by workshop activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

04. Work in teams to evaluate contemporary issues in biomedical science by making accurate observations and developing reasonable inferences.

Activities:
students will work in teams to evaluate a contemporary issue in the field and present their findings through a scientific poster which will be presented during a conference-like poster session.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Effectively communicate scientific ideas together with supporting evidence in both oral and written forms.

Activities:
Students will work in teams to prepare a scientific poster that presents their findings on a contemporary issue in the field. They will present their findings to staff and peers during a conference-like poster session.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Study hall to provide optional extra help"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x 5 minute online quizzes (1000 words equiv)3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops30 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective ePortfolio (1000 words equiv)students will be encouraged to establish an e-portfolio that they can maintain throughout their degree and encourages reflective learning practices20 02
1.5 hour written end of semester examination30 03
10 min team oral presentation (300 words per student)Aprrox. 4 students per group20 01, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKatherine Legge

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Study hall to provide optional extra help"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x 5 minute online quizzes (1000 words equiv)3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops30 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective ePortfolio (1000 words equiv)students will be encouraged to establish an e-portfolio that they can maintain throughout their degree and encourages reflective learning practices20 02
1.5 hour written end of semester examination30 03
10 min team oral presentation (300 words per student)Aprrox. 4 students per group20 01, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Study hall to provide optional extra help"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10 x 5 minute online quizzes (1000 words equiv)3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops30 01, 02, 03, 04
Reflective ePortfolio (1000 words equiv)students will be encouraged to establish an e-portfolio that they can maintain throughout their degree and encourages reflective learning practices20 02
1.5 hour written end of semester examination30 03
10 min team oral presentation (300 words per student)Aprrox. 4 students per group20 01, 04, 05