ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE A

MED3ATA

2020

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

In MED3ATA you will examine non-communicable diseases of significance in modern society.  Our knowledge of the mechanisms leading to aging will be explored followed by in-depth examination of diseases of the Central Nervous System, with emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases. Our increasing knowledge of cancer biology will be investigated including causes and susceptibilities, mechanisms of growth, spread, as well as existing and emerging treatments. The challenges faced by research into the mechanisms and treatment of these disorders will also be discussed.  The lecture material will be supplemented by research topics in further areas of societal significance such as cardiovascular and metabolic 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 (HBS2PTB or PAM2HP2 or MED2BMS or PHA2PGA); AND students must be admitted into a biomedical science degree: SBMS; SBMD; SBMB; SBMW; SBMSSI; SBSSI ; SBSCSI ; SBMMW, SBMMB; LWLBM or LZCBM, or be enrolled in SBSCW. With a medical science major.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MED3MSA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical principles involved in the study, treatment and further research of aging, central nervous system disorders and cancer biology.

Activities:
Quizzes are given in lectures as formative assessment of content knowledge. Written Examination questions.

02. Apply theoretical knowledge of biomedicine to explain new examples or clinical/research cases.

Activities:
Completion of case study modules and related assessments will require the application of discipline specific knowledge. Written examination questions require some application of knowledge in some instances.

03. Analyse and evaluate evidence obtained from primary information sources on disease-related topics.

Activities:
Lectures and online modules will explore these concepts. The written case study and online quizzes relating to the online modules will form the assessment.

04. Communicate complex scientific and biomedical ideas to both scientifically literate and lay audiences.

Activities:
Online modules which will include formative quizzes.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonan O'Toole

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)16 01, 02
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 04
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 04
Case study (1,000-words equivalent)The case study will be broken into 2 parts such that the first 400 words will be submitted separately allowing for feedback and skills development.25 02, 03, 04
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)4 03

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)16 01, 02
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 04
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 04
Case study (1,000-words equivalent)The case study will be broken into 2 parts such that the first 400 words will be submitted separately allowing for feedback and skills development.25 02, 03, 04
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)4 03

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)16 01, 02
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 04
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 04
Case study (1,000-words equivalent)The case study will be broken into 2 parts such that the first 400 words will be submitted separately allowing for feedback and skills development.25 02, 03, 04
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)4 03

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 21 - 31
Forty eight 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)16 01, 02
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 04
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 04
Case study (1,000-words equivalent)The case study will be broken into 2 parts such that the first 400 words will be submitted separately allowing for feedback and skills development.25 02, 03, 04
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)4 03

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 21 - 31
Forty eight 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)16 01, 02
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)35 01, 02, 04
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)20 01, 02, 04
Case study (1,000-words equivalent)The case study will be broken into 2 parts such that the first 400 words will be submitted separately allowing for feedback and skills development.25 02, 03, 04
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)4 03