ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE A

MED3ATA

2021

Credit points: 15

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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 (Pharmaceutical Science major); SBMMW, SBMMB; LWLBM or LZCBM, or be enrolled in SBSCW With a medical science major

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMED3MSA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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. Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical principles involved in the study, treatment and further research of aging, central nervous system disorders and cancer biology.
02. Apply theoretical knowledge of biomedicine to explain new examples or clinical/research cases.
03. Analyse and evaluate evidence obtained from primary information sources on disease-related topics.
04. Communicate complex scientific and biomedical ideas to both scientifically literate and lay audiences.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRonan O'Toole

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO1, SILO2
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo4 SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO1, SILO2
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo4 SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

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*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO1, SILO2
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo4 SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 4 - 9
Forty eight 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 4 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 4 - 9
Forty eight 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO1, SILO2
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo4 SILO3

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 4 - 9
Forty eight 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 4 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 4 - 9
Forty eight 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Four in-class worksheets (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo16 SILO1, SILO2
End of semester exam, 2 hour (2,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
End of semester exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4
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.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
2 online quizzes (100 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo4 SILO3