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

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

Readings

Essential Skills for Science and Technology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

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

Year2011

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PublisherOxford Univeristy Press

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Foundations of Biomedical Science

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJulian Pakay

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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

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

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 h 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 h 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 h 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 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equiv) 3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Reflective ePortfolio (1000 words equiv) students will be encouraged to establish an e-portfolio that they can maintain throughout their degree and encourages reflective learning practicesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
2 hour written end of semester examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3
10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student) Approx. 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo15 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 h 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 h 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 h 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 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equiv) 3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Reflective ePortfolio (1000 words equiv) students will be encouraged to establish an e-portfolio that they can maintain throughout their degree and encourages reflective learning practicesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
2 hour written end of semester examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3
10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student) Approx. 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo15 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 h 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 h 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 h 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 5 minute online quizzes (800 words equiv) 3% each - formative assessment as part of the blended learning cycle supporting transition between on-line activities and face to face workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Reflective ePortfolio (1000 words equiv) students will be encouraged to establish an e-portfolio that they can maintain throughout their degree and encourages reflective learning practicesN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
2 hour written end of semester examinationN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3
10 min team poster presentation (200 words per student) Approx. 4 students per groupN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5