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 ofdeveloping 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 aninterconnected 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.



SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MED3MSB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

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.

Activities:
Quizzes are given in lectures as formative assessment of content knowledge and in-class worksheets will provide further opportunity to practice and discuss concepts.

02. Critically analyse clinical and research cases in medical science.

Activities:
Discussion of examples for the GC essential assessments will require the application of discipline specific knowledge and analysis of evidence in medical science. Online modules specifically cover evidence-based medicine and analysis of research articles..

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

Activities:
The GC essential activities require the use of culturally sensitive language targeting practitioners or users of traditional medicine as well as presentation of scientific information to a scientifically literate audience. Novel aspects of these tasks have been specifically targeted in on-line learning modules.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours 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 2.0 hours 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 elementComments% ILO*
Two written reports (1000- words)25 02, 03
End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words) 48 01, 02
2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)12 01, 02
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 4.15 01, 02

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours 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 2.0 hours 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 elementComments% ILO*
Two written reports (1000- words)25 02, 03
End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words) 48 01, 02
2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)12 01, 02
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 4.15 01, 02

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHamsa Puthalakath

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours 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 2.0 hours 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 elementComments% ILO*
Two written reports (1000- words)25 02, 03
End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words) 48 01, 02
2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)12 01, 02
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 4.15 01, 02

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term L6, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 48.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 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 elementComments% ILO*
Two written reports (1000- words)25 02, 03
End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words) 48 01, 02
2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)12 01, 02
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 4.15 01, 02

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term L6, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorYeliz Boglev

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
One 48.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 45 to week 49 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 elementComments% ILO*
Two written reports (1000- words)25 02, 03
End of Semester exams - Paper I- 1.0 hour (1000 words) and Paper II- 2 hour (2000 words) 48 01, 02
2 Online quizzes (200-words equivalent total)12 01, 02
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 4.15 01, 02