ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE A

MED3ATA

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In MED3ATA you will investigate our increasing knowledge of cancer biology and disorders of the central nervous system.  In cancer biology you will consider causes and susceptibilities, mechanisms of growth, spread, as well as existing and emerging treatments. You will also explore our knowledge of the mechanisms leading to diseases of the Central Nervous System, with emphasis on acquired brain injuries including trauma, stroke and neurodegenerative diseases. The challenges addressed by research into the underlying mechanisms and development of treatments for all disorders will also be discussed.

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 (HBS2PTA or PAM2HP1 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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge of theoretical principles involved in the underlying biology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer biology and disorders of the central nervous system .
02. Apply theoretical knowledge of biomedicine to explain new examples or clinical/research cases, emerging diagnostic approaches and treatments.
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 hour lecture per week on weekdays 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*

Three workshop activities (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

End of topic exams

2x 45 mins each 750 word equivalent. Completed following the conclusion of each topic (1 during semester and 1 at the end of semester).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Open book applied question Cancer Biology exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Case study 1 (800-words equivalent)



N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Case study 2 (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanelle Page

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays 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*

Three workshop activities (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

End of topic exams

2x 45 mins each 750 word equivalent. Completed following the conclusion of each topic (1 during semester and 1 at the end of semester).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Open book applied question Cancer Biology exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Case study 1 (800-words equivalent)



N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Case study 2 (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

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 hour lecture per week on weekdays 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*

Three workshop activities (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

End of topic exams

2x 45 mins each 750 word equivalent. Completed following the conclusion of each topic (1 during semester and 1 at the end of semester).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Open book applied question Cancer Biology exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Case study 1 (800-words equivalent)



N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Case study 2 (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

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

WorkShopWeek: 21 - 31
Forty eight 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*

Three workshop activities (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

End of topic exams

2x 45 mins each 750 word equivalent. Completed following the conclusion of each topic (1 during semester and 1 at the end of semester).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Open book applied question Cancer Biology exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Case study 1 (800-words equivalent)



N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Case study 2 (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 4 - 9
Forty eight 1.00 hour lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 9 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 4 - 9
Forty eight 1.00 hour 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*

Three workshop activities (500 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

End of topic exams

2x 45 mins each 750 word equivalent. Completed following the conclusion of each topic (1 during semester and 1 at the end of semester).

N/AOther written examIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2

Open book applied question Cancer Biology exam, 1 hour (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Case study 1 (800-words equivalent)



N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Case study 2 (500 words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4