ADVANCED TOPICS IN MEDICAL SCIENCES B

MED3ATB

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In MED3ATB you will examine infection and immunity studying communicable diseases of significance and the response of the human immune system to attack. You will study infectious entities together with mechanisms of infection and virulence factors. Existing treatments and prevention strategies will be examined as will the challenges of developing treatment for emerging diseases and multiple-drug resistance. You will also discuss ethical issues in medical science and research and the key frameworks used to examine them. Use of Western, traditional and complementary approaches to health and disease will be examined in the light of the World Health Organisation (WHO) traditional medicine strategy. This will continue to develop student's information literacy, scientific communication and critical thinking skills, as well as address La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities now and in the future.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

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 PHA2PGB); 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 subjectsMED3MSB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents undertaking this subject must also complete one of the following subjects: MED3ABS or MED3PRJ or MED3LAB.

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. Apply a thorough comprehension of recent advances in medical sciences suitable for future study in medicine or medical research.
02. Critically analyse clinical and research cases in medical science.
03. Communicate complex scientific and biomedical ideas to both scientifically literate and lay audiences.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivery Method: Or On-Line."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivery Method: Or On-Line."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written reports (1000- words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo48 SILO1, SILO2

2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo12 SILO1, SILO2

In class worksheets (Total 300 - words equivalent)These quizzes and worksheets are related to the lecture topic Cardiomyopathy, sepsis and animal models of disease. This topic will not be examined in the end-of- semester exam. Online worksheets and quizzes will be assessed by week 4.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivery Method: Or On-Line."

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivery Method: Or On-Line."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written reports (1000- words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo48 SILO1, SILO2

2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo12 SILO1, SILO2

In class worksheets (Total 300 - words equivalent)These quizzes and worksheets are related to the lecture topic Cardiomyopathy, sepsis and animal models of disease. This topic will not be examined in the end-of- semester exam. Online worksheets and quizzes will be assessed by week 4.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivery Method: Or On-Line."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Delivery Method: Or On-Line."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written reports (1000- words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo48 SILO1, SILO2

2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo12 SILO1, SILO2

In class worksheets (Total 300 - words equivalent)These quizzes and worksheets are related to the lecture topic Cardiomyopathy, sepsis and animal models of disease. This topic will not be examined in the end-of- semester exam. Online worksheets and quizzes will be assessed by week 4.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 47
Forty eight 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"48-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written reports (1000- words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo48 SILO1, SILO2

2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo12 SILO1, SILO2

In class worksheets (Total 300 - words equivalent)These quizzes and worksheets are related to the lecture topic Cardiomyopathy, sepsis and animal models of disease. This topic will not be examined in the end-of- semester exam. Online worksheets and quizzes will be assessed by week 4.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 3, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 47
Forty eight 1.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
"48-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two written reports (1000- words)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO3

End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words)

N/AN/AN/ANo48 SILO1, SILO2

2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)

N/AN/AN/ANo12 SILO1, SILO2

In class worksheets (Total 300 - words equivalent)These quizzes and worksheets are related to the lecture topic Cardiomyopathy, sepsis and animal models of disease. This topic will not be examined in the end-of- semester exam. Online worksheets and quizzes will be assessed by week 4.

N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2