APPLICATIONS OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED3ABS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this capstone subject students will explore various "real-world" applications of the biomedical science they have learned throughout their degree. Particular emphasis will be placed on drug development, testing and trials as well as forensic biology applications. Working in teams, students will further develop their analytical and problem solving skills and their ability to communicate scientific findings as evidence to support a position or argument.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MED2BMS and students must be admitted in SBMS, SBMSSI or SBSSI (Pharmaceutical Science major) and have completed 75 credit points at second year.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MED3MSB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students undertaking this subject must also complete MED3ATB.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss key principles involved in the development and testing of therapeutic goods for human use.

Activities:
The importance of key principles such as rigor of trial design to obtain verifiable data and the regulations surrounding clinical trial development, registration, ethics applications and patient information as well as data management will be addressed in lectures supplemented by workshop activities. Formative Quizzes will be used to test for development of any new content knowledge and application of the principles will be required in problem solving exercises and a major written group report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Discuss key principles involved in forensic biology, their application and limitations in their application for solving complex problems

Activities:
The importance of key principles in laboratory analysis of biological samples and methods of interpreting data will be addressed in lectures supplemented by workshop activities. Formative Quizzes will be used to test for development of any new content knowledge and application of the principles will be required in problem solving exercises, case studies and an annotated powerpoint presentation.
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
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Critically evaluate and interpret data to demonstrate an appreciation of the nuanced and often complex and contestable nature of science

Activities:
Problem solving exercises will focus on interpretation and discussion of data and the ability to justify or contest a conclusion based on the scientific rigor involved in generating the data.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Collaborate effectively and productively with peers to explore facets of a "real-world" problem and synthesise a coherent solution supported by evidence or clearly reasoned argument.

Activities:
Sessions will be conducted on working effectively in a team, conflict resolution and other team-based skills. Teams will be required to upload minutes of their weekly meetings including any issues they encounter and strategies discussed for dealing with them to facilitate resolution of and reflection on team-based issues. Students will also be coached in development of, (including the necessary drafting stages required), a communal document that presents a cohesive overview of their combined efforts and overall solution to a given problem.
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. Present and defend an ethically appropriate and evidence-based interpretation of, or solution to, a "real-world" problem.

Activities:
Students will present the evidence provided for their forensic problem and discuss any conclusions they have made based on the evidence. They will then defend their interpretation of the data and conclusions drawn in the guise of an "expert" witness being questioned on the validity and nuances of their interpretation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Construct a curriculum vitae and compile a cover letter addressing key selection criteria for a graduate position.

Activities:
Students will undertake workshops on developing curriculum vitae and addressing key selection criteria.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

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

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

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Forensics case studiesCase study 1 is largely formative ~ 200 words (5%) Case study 2 <500 words (10%) 15 02, 03
Forensics media presentation5 minute annotate powerpoint for a team of 5 = 1 minute/member equates to ~ 100 words10 02, 03
Drug Development assignment - written submissionsA final written submission equating to 1000 words per student; Ongoing minutes, team contract and team evaluation equating to <200 words per student 25 01, 03, 04, 05
Drug Development assignment - oral presentation15mins per team of 4 equates to 400 words each10 04, 05
Employability skills comprising a CV, Cover letter and reflective writing.Reflective writing 500 words equates to 200 words; CV and cover letter ~ 500 words.15 06
In class tests (2x45 min)Equates to 1500 words25 01, 02, 03

Singapore, 2018, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of 24-hours of Lectures in the teaching period delivered face-to-face."

WorkShop Week: 02 - 07
One 24.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"36-hours of Blended and Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Forensics case studiesCase study 1 is largely formative ~ 200 words (5%) Case study 2 <500 words (10%) 15 02, 03
Forensics media presentation5 minute annotate powerpoint for a team of 5 = 1 minute/member equates to ~ 100 words10 02, 03
Drug Development assignment - written submissionsA final written submission equating to 1000 words per student; Ongoing minutes, team contract and team evaluation equating to <200 words per student 25 01, 03, 04, 05
Drug Development assignment - oral presentation15mins per team of 4 equates to 400 words each10 04, 05
Employability skills comprising a CV, Cover letter and reflective writing.Reflective writing 500 words equates to 200 words; CV and cover letter ~ 500 words.15 06
In class tests (2x45 min)Equates to 1500 words25 01, 02, 03

Singapore, 2018, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 02 - 07
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of 24-hours of Lectures in the teaching period delivered face-to-face."

WorkShop Week: 02 - 07
One 24.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 02 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"36-hours of Blended and Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Forensics case studiesCase study 1 is largely formative ~ 200 words (5%) Case study 2 <500 words (10%) 15 02, 03
Forensics media presentation5 minute annotate powerpoint for a team of 5 = 1 minute/member equates to ~ 100 words10 02, 03
Drug Development assignment - written submissionsA final written submission equating to 1000 words per student; Ongoing minutes, team contract and team evaluation equating to <200 words per student 25 01, 03, 04, 05
Drug Development assignment - oral presentation15mins per team of 4 equates to 400 words each10 04, 05
Employability skills comprising a CV, Cover letter and reflective writing.Reflective writing 500 words equates to 200 words; CV and cover letter ~ 500 words.15 06
In class tests (2x45 min)Equates to 1500 words25 01, 02, 03