PRACTICAL SKILLS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED3PRC

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focusses on developing the laboratory skills required to practice science (associated with employability).Students also consider the ethical issues when working in the biomedical sciences. Students will apply knowledge and skills developed in laboratory exercises to design an experimental approach to study proteins known to be involved in cancer pathogenesis as targets for cancer therapeutics. Laboratory exercises will be supported by a series of workshops to further develop critical analysis, quantitative, and problem solving skills where students will analyse and critique the data they have generated within their laboratory classes against that from published sources. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions now and in the future.

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 BCH2IBM and must be admitted in one of the following courses: SBMS, SBMD, SBMSSI, SBSSI, SBSCSI, LZCBM or LWLBM

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

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate how robust experimental design and scientific method is used to generate new knowledge and ideas.
02. Conduct laboratory experiments in a safe and professional manner following written protocols and record data obtained accurately.
03. Analyse, interpret and report on both published experimental data and data generated during experimental classes.
04. Communicate the main stages for development and validation of laboratory discoveries through to potential therapeutic application.
05. Explain the underlying concepts for the experimental techniques being used.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h lecture/workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes to be run in weeks 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22"

Practical Week: 10 - 22
One 6.00 h practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Classes to be run in weeks 10,12,14,16,19,21"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
10 minute team presentation (300 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4
Scientific development report (1200 word written report)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory workbook (500 words equiv) Involves descriptions of data obtained and short answer questions largely completed in classN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
5 Quizzes (MCQ; 2-5 word answers) (500 word equiv) Based on concepts covered in each of 5 lab classes. Completed in classN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
5 worksheets based on material covered in workshops (1000 word equiv) Worksheets will mostly be completed in class and involve calculations and short exercises on presenting and interpreting data.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
1 hour Written test (1000 word equiv) On concepts and materials covered in both laboratory classes and workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 21 - 31
Eighteen 1.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 21 - 31
Thirty six 1.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
10 minute team presentation (300 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4
Scientific development report (1200 word written report)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory workbook (500 words equiv) Involves descriptions of data obtained and short answer questions largely completed in classN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
5 Quizzes (MCQ; 2-5 word answers) (500 word equiv) Based on concepts covered in each of 5 lab classes. Completed in classN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
5 worksheets based on material covered in workshops (1000 word equiv) Worksheets will mostly be completed in class and involve calculations and short exercises on presenting and interpreting data.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
1 hour Written test (1000 word equiv) On concepts and materials covered in both laboratory classes and workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2020, Term 2, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNoni Frankenberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 21 - 31
Eighteen 1.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 21 - 31
Thirty six 1.00 h practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
10 minute team presentation (300 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO4
Scientific development report (1200 word written report)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory workbook (500 words equiv) Involves descriptions of data obtained and short answer questions largely completed in classN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5
5 Quizzes (MCQ; 2-5 word answers) (500 word equiv) Based on concepts covered in each of 5 lab classes. Completed in classN/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO4, SILO5
5 worksheets based on material covered in workshops (1000 word equiv) Worksheets will mostly be completed in class and involve calculations and short exercises on presenting and interpreting data.N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
1 hour Written test (1000 word equiv) On concepts and materials covered in both laboratory classes and workshopsN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5