INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED2BMS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Biomedical science is the study of health and disease and plays an important role in modern medicine. In this subject, students are introduced to fundamental concepts in human disorders and diseases. Topics include immunology, cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, genetic disease and cardiovascular disease. Subject material will cover the key biological processes and molecular mechanisms that underpin the progression of these disease states. Students will also be introduced to potential career paths of biomedical science graduates in clinical settings and biomedical research via seminars from experts in these professions.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLinda Ward

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BCH2IBM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of the key biological processes involved in human disease by use of descriptive disease-specific examples and their significance in disease processes.

Activities:
Lectures and workshops. Assessed by formal examination and short answer and/or multiple choice questions.

02. Demonstrate research/inquiry skills by identifying, evaluating and collating appropriate information for coherent written and/or oral reports.

Activities:
Students will research and prepare a written report on a particular disease and its treatment. Workshop activities will focus on effective research/inquiry skills and sourcing reliable biomedical information. Assessment will include quality of written report in terms of content, clarity of presentation and use of references.

03. Develop an appreciation for the scope and workings of biomedical related professions.

Activities:
Students will develop an appreciation for the scope of the biomedical sector through a number of career-orientated guest presentations. . Workshop activities will further stimulate students to identify possible career pathways.

04. Collaborate effectively as a team to research, prepare and present a clear and coherent written document and/ or oral presentation for assessment.

Activities:
Students will work in groups to research and develop a precis of a topic of biomedical interest. This will involve coordination of and negotiation with fellow group members to produce the final assessment item.. Assessed by quality of presentation in terms of content, structure, clarity and ability to work effectively as a team.

05. Identify factors that influence how biomedical research is conducted, reported and evaluated.

Activities:
Workshop activities are designed to allow students to explore how biomedical data is generated, disseminated and evaluated in a variety of contexts. . Assessment will be through post-workshop LMS quiz activities.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size200

Enrolment information Quota due to limited resources. Merit based quota. Students for whom MED2BMS is a core subject will be given first priority. If the quota is exceeded, students will be selected on the basis of their WAM score in Year 1 and BCH2IBM.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLinda Ward

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of semester examination (2 hr)2000 word equivalent40 01
Inquiry/research activities including assignments and quizzes (total 950 word equiv)3X LMS Quizzes - 450 word equivalent 1X written report - 500 word equivalent 30 01, 02, 03, 05
Mid-semester examination (50 min)850 word equivalent20 01
Team oral presentation (10 min)500 word equivalent per member10 03, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"36-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

WorkShop Week: 36 - 40
One 12.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12-hours WorkShop or Directed Learning Activity during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of semester examination (2 hr)2000 word equivalent40 01
Inquiry/research activities including assignments and quizzes (total 950 word equiv)3X LMS Quizzes - 450 word equivalent 1X written report - 500 word equivalent 30 01, 02, 03, 05
Mid-semester examination (50 min)850 word equivalent20 01
Team oral presentation (10 min)500 word equivalent per member10 03, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
One 36.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"36-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online."

WorkShop Week: 36 - 40
One 12.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"12-hours WorkShop or Directed Learning Activity during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
End of semester examination (2 hr)2000 word equivalent40 01
Inquiry/research activities including assignments and quizzes (total 950 word equiv)3X LMS Quizzes - 450 word equivalent 1X written report - 500 word equivalent 30 01, 02, 03, 05
Mid-semester examination (50 min)850 word equivalent20 01
Team oral presentation (10 min)500 word equivalent per member10 03, 04