ADVANCED TOPICS IN MEDICAL SCIENCE B

MED3MSB

2014

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Advanced Topics in Medical Science B (MED3MSB) is a third year subject designed for students in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science program. The subject consists of current topics in biomedical science including neuromuscular, and central nervous system disorders. We will look in depth at neuromuscular physiology and how perturbations in various physiological aspects result in neuromuscular disorders and examine mechanisms involved in acquired brain injury through both disease and trauma. A major additional component includes a semester-long team-based research project on a currently unresolved issue in medical science. The conduct and presentation of this research project represents the culmination of all the skills learned throughout the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Research projects may be related to any of the topics studied in MED3MSA or MED3MSB and will be presented in written, oral and poster formats.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MED3MSA and students must have completed 75 credit points at second year of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

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

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 6.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours seminar every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Exam 1 (2 hours)20
Exam 2 (2 hours)20
Prac - reports and worksheets ~ 2000 words20
Research project - abstract (250 words) & poster (500 words)The research project assessed in elements 1-5 represents the capstone element of this subject (45%). The project is conducted and presented in teams of 3-4.10
Research project - literature review (2000 words)10
Research project - oral presentation (20 mins)10
Research project - team work assessment10