APPLICATIONS OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED3ABS

2017

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-ordinatorJeff Yeoman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MED2BMS and students must be enrolled 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 on-line modules supplemented by tutorials and participation in online fora and problem solving activities. 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:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Speaking (Speaking)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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 on-line modules supplemented by tutorials, online fora and problem solving activities. 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, a major written group report and oral presentation and defense of conclusions drawn.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

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:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Speaking (Speaking)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeff Yeoman

Class requirements

Evidence Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours evidence based learning 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*
Class participation20 04
In-class activities including quizzes, reports20 01, 02, 03
Oral presentation20 01, 02, 03, 05
Written reports40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 03 - 08
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of 24-hours of Lectures in the teaching period delivered face-to-face."

Evidence Based Learning Week: 03 - 08
One 36.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays during the day from week 03 to week 08 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*
Class participation20 04
In-class activities including quizzes, reports20 01, 02, 03
Oral presentation20 01, 02, 03, 05
Written reports40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 03 - 08
One 24.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Equivalent of 24-hours of Lectures in the teaching period delivered face-to-face."

Evidence Based Learning Week: 03 - 08
One 36.0 hours evidence based learning per study period on weekdays at night from week 03 to week 08 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*
Class participation20 04
In-class activities including quizzes, reports20 01, 02, 03
Oral presentation20 01, 02, 03, 05
Written reports40 01, 02, 03, 04