INTRODUCTION TO BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED2BMS

2014

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 important human disorders and diseases, including cancer, neurodegenerative disease, cardiovascular disease and infectious disease. Subject material will cover the key biological processes and molecular mechanisms that underpin the progression of these diseases. Students will also be introduced to potential career paths of biomedical science graduates in clinical settings and biomedical research via tutorial sessions from experts in these professions.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDamian Spencer

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BCH2IBM or BCH2BMA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size200

Enrolment information Tutorial space capacity 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/or BCH2IBM/BCH2BMA.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDamian Spencer

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar 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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Case study assignment (500 words)10
End of semester examination (2 hr)45
INquiry/research activities including quizzes, data analysis & reports20
Mid-semester examination (45 min)15
Team oral presentation (10 min)10