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Postgraduate Lectures in Medical Biology (BMSC40007)

HonoursPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeBMSC40007
Year Long
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Lectures in specialised areas of biomedical research relevant to research in particular in the areas of immunology, cancer biology, haematology, molecular biology, immuno-parasitology, developmental biology, and mammalian genetics.
Postgraduate Lecture Series taught weekly from March to August, presented by internal and external invited speakers tailored to the WEHI Honours Program and incorporating new developments in science and technology and clinical translation seminars (26 contact hours).

Intended learning outcomes

This subject is designed to enhance the students’ knowledge of medical biology in the areas of immunology, cancer biology, haematology, molecular biology, immunoparasitology, developmental biology and mammalian genetics and to present current literature and techniques in specialised areas.

Generic skills

The students will be exposed to recent research findings in a wide range of scientific fields not only relating to their own research project. This exposure will promote a comprehensive understanding of important areas of biomedical science and their relevance to human health and disease.

The students will

• develop the ability to understand and evaluate critically data obtained by others.
• synthesise a logical frame for their own hypotheses based on the literature.
• propose experiments to clarify scientific questions or resolve contradictory reports.

Last updated: 19 October 2018