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Advances in Medical Science (BMS315)
|Organisational Unit||Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences|
|Teaching Timetables||Murdoch S2
|Description||This capstone unit examines the cause, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a select group of major human disorders, which may be inherited, infectious, reproductive or malignant in nature. These include HIV AIDS, sepsis, malaria, infertility, asthma,neurological diseases and cancer. Emphasis is placed on sophisticated new technologies being used in medical research and how these are impacting on our understanding and management of human disease. The unit integrates various disciplines including pathology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology.|
|Unit Learning Outcomes||KNOWLEDGE
1. Acquired an understanding of the major technologies and techniques currently being employed in biomedical research.
2. Attained an awareness of key research strategies used in the biomedical investigation of disease.
3. Learnt the theory behind a selection of major human diseases in terms of disease pathogenesis, diagnosis/prognosis, treatment and prevention.
4. Demonstrate an ability to access, critically review and present information in a scientific format.
5. Acquired a critical awareness of the experimental processes, strategies and tools used in the investigation of the biology of disease.
|Timetabled Learning Activities||Lectures: 3 hours per week; workshops: 2 hours per week.|
|Unit Learning Experiences||The approach to learning in this unit is through structured timetabled learning (lectures) supported by workshops that require active involvement on self-directed or group learning tasks.|
|Assessment||Assessment is based on workshop assignments designed to reinforce the lecture content, a major written report and a final written examination.
Workshop assignments 30%
Major report 25%
Final examination 45%
|Prerequisites||BMS360/BMS314 Mechanisms of Disease/Pathological Basis of Disease or permission of the Unit Coordinator; BMS203/BMS212 Medical Microbiology or BMS316 Parasitology: People, Pets and Wildlife and either BMS265/BIO252/BIO243 Immunology and Vaccines or BMS211 Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics.|
|Exclusions||Students who have successfully completed BMS368 Advances in Medical Science may not enrol in this unit for credit.|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.|