FOUNDATIONS OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED1BSF

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Foundations in Biomedical Science introduces students to fundamental concepts for their future studies in biomedical science. These include the evidence-based and evolving nature of biomedical science and the important role of data in its evolution. You will be encouraged to develop skills in quantitative literacy and apply those skills to solve problems. Topics covered will include the emergence of evidence-based medicine, quantitative units in a biological context, conventions in describing and presenting data and an introduction to using data to solve problems. You will also establish an e-portfolio to encourage development of metacognition and reflection as they develop as biomedical scientists.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJodie Young

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: SBMD or SBMB or SBSCW (Biomedical science major) or SBMMW or SBMMB or SBMW or LZCBM or LWLBM or SBSCSI or SBSSI or SBMSSI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Foundations of Biomedical Science

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJulian Pakay

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Essential Skills for Science and Technology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorPeter Zeegers, Kate Deller-Evans, Sandra Egege, Christopher Klinger.

Year2011

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PublisherOxford University Press

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe the evidence-based nature of Biomedical Science and recognise the evolving nature and diversity of the current consensus.
02. Use reflective writing to document the way in which one's own knowledge has evolved in the Biomedical Science Discipline.
03. Identify, analyse, interpret and represent quantitative data to solve problems in biomedical science.
04. Work in teams to evaluate contemporary issues in biomedical science by making accurate observations and developing reasonable inferences.
05. Effectively communicate scientific ideas together with supporting evidence in both oral and written forms.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCathryn Hogarth

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

8 x 15 minute online quizzes (1500 words equiv)

4.3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 hour end of semester examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO3

10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student)
Approx. 4 students per group

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNivan Weerakkody

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

8 x 15 minute online quizzes (1500 words equiv)

4.3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 hour end of semester examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO3

10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student)
Approx. 4 students per group

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJodie Young

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

8 x 15 minute online quizzes (1500 words equiv)

4.3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 hour end of semester examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO3

10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student)
Approx. 4 students per group

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 4 - 15
One 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 4 - 15
Twenty four 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend at night from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 4 - 15
Twenty four 1.00 hour workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 4 to week 15 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

8 x 15 minute online quizzes (1500 words equiv)

4.3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 hour end of semester examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO3

10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student)
Approx. 4 students per group

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 21 - 31
One 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 21 - 31
Twenty four 1.00 hour workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

8 x 15 minute online quizzes (1500 words equiv)

4.3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshops

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

2 hour end of semester examination

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO3

10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student)
Approx. 4 students per group

N/AOtherGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5