ADVANCED TOPICS IN MEDICAL SCIENCES B

MED3ATB

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Advanced Topics in Medical Science B (MED3ATB) is a third year unit that consists of current topics in biomedical science including basic pharmacology concepts, neuromuscular and central nervous system disorders and aging. We will look in depth at neuromuscular physiology and how perturbations in various physiological aspects result in neuromuscular disorders. Additionally we will examine mechanisms of brain injury and disease and our current understanding of the biological processes involved in aging and their impact on health and disease.

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 must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: SBMS, SBMSSI, SBSSI.

Co-requisites One of MED3ABS, MED3PRJ, MED3LAB

Incompatible subjects MED3MSB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students must be undertaking the Pharmaceutical Science major and have completed 75 credit points at second year of the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Discuss key principles and give examples describing our current understanding of diseases, including neuromuscular and genetic disorders and cancer biology

Activities:
Quizzes are given in lectures as formative assessment of content knowledge Written Examination questions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Apply key principles to understand and explain new examples or clinical/research cases.

Activities:
Discussion of cases for the case study assessments will require the application of discipline specific knowledge. Written examination questions require application of knowledge in some instances.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Summarise knowledge of disease-related topics with application to a specific 'case' supported by evidence obtained from primary information sources.

Activities:
Case Study sessions are used for guided examination and group discussion of the case in light of current knowledge. Students then research the topic further and write a fully referenced report on the assigned case topic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

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.
"Delivery Method: Or On-Line."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study reports 2 x 750 words30 02, 03
End of Semester exams 2x2h60 01, 02
Online activities10 01, 02

Singapore, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 48.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"48-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study reports 2 x 750 words30 02, 03
End of Semester exams 2x2h60 01, 02
Online activities10 01, 02

Singapore, 2015, Week 45-49, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 48.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via blended.
"48-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study reports 2 x 750 words30 02, 03
End of Semester exams 2x2h60 01, 02
Online activities10 01, 02

Singapore, 2015, Week 45-49, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 48.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.
"48-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Case study reports 2 x 750 words30 02, 03
End of Semester exams 2x2h60 01, 02
Online activities10 01, 02