PRACTICAL SKILLS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

MED3PRC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focusses on developing the laboratory skills required to practice science. 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. 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.

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

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. Explain the underlying concepts for the experimental techniques being used.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 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

PracticalWeek: 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 digital presentation (500 word equiv)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4

Scientific development report (1200 word written report)

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Laboratory workbook (1000 words equiv)

Involves descriptions of data obtained and summary information of experiments.

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

5 pre-lab Quizzes (MCQ; 2-5 word answers) (500 word equiv). Based on safety and concepts covered in each of 5 lab classes.

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 hour Written test (1000 word equiv)
On concepts and materials covered in both laboratory classes and workshops

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 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

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 21 - 31
Six 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 21 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 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

PracticalWeek: 21 - 31
Six 6.00 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 digital presentation (500 word equiv)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4

Scientific development report (1200 word written report)

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Laboratory workbook (1000 words equiv)

Involves descriptions of data obtained and summary information of experiments.

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

5 pre-lab Quizzes (MCQ; 2-5 word answers) (500 word equiv). Based on safety and concepts covered in each of 5 lab classes.

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 hour Written test (1000 word equiv)
On concepts and materials covered in both laboratory classes and workshops

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 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

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 37 - 47
Six 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 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

PracticalWeek: 37 - 47
Six 6.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 minute digital presentation (500 word equiv)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4

Scientific development report (1200 word written report)

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Laboratory workbook (1000 words equiv)

Involves descriptions of data obtained and summary information of experiments.

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

5 pre-lab Quizzes (MCQ; 2-5 word answers) (500 word equiv). Based on safety and concepts covered in each of 5 lab classes.

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 hour Written test (1000 word equiv)
On concepts and materials covered in both laboratory classes and workshops

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 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

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 4 - 9
Six 3.00 h lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 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

PracticalWeek: 4 - 9
Six 6.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 4 to week 9 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

10 minute digital presentation (500 word equiv)

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO4

Scientific development report (1200 word written report)

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Laboratory workbook (1000 words equiv)

Involves descriptions of data obtained and summary information of experiments.

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

5 pre-lab Quizzes (MCQ; 2-5 word answers) (500 word equiv). Based on safety and concepts covered in each of 5 lab classes.

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 hour Written test (1000 word equiv)
On concepts and materials covered in both laboratory classes and workshops

N/AN/AIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4