|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 3|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject provides students with an insight into how medical problems are approached in the 21st century. Students spend 5-6 hours addressing each of six “maladies”, selected to demonstrate the holistic nature of medical practice and the integration of biomedical research into the development of novel diagnostics and evidence-based therapies.
Each module includes elements of normal anatomy and physiology, the epidemiology and the pathology of disease, including any genetic, microbiological, immunological, and inflammatory processes that underpin the pathology. Finally, the public health implications of the malady are considered wherever possible.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of this unit, students should:
LO1: understand that the treatment of complex diseases requires a multidisciplinary and holistic approach;
LO2: appreciate that for many diseases, an understanding of the biological bases of the disease leads to precise diagnostic and therapeutic opportunities;
LO3: understand the molecular, cellular and physiological bases of selected diseases;
LO4: acquire a theoretical framework for the systematic study of complex diseases.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- the ability to interpret scientific literature and interpret data from electronic databases;
- the capacity to integrate knowledge across disciplines;
- the ability to comprehend a question, evaluate the relevant information and communicate an answer;
- an appreciation of the ability to communicate scientific knowledge to an informed lay audience.
Eligibility and requirements
Prerequisites are both:
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|BIOM20001||Molecular and Cellular Biomedicine||
|BIOM20002||Human Structure and Function||
Recommended background knowledge
Completion of 2nd year of Bachelor of Biomedicine
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- 2x 45min intra-semester tests (20% each) around weeks 6 and 10;
- 3 hr written examination in the final examination period (60%).
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Jessica Welch Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours Three 1-hour lectures per week plus three 1-hour tutorials per semester. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
None. It is anticipated that students will access standard reference texts on anatomy, physiology, pathology, biochemistry & molecular biology, microbiology & immunology, pharmacology and clinical medicine. Key references and review articles will be provided via the LMS.
- Subject notes
This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Bachelor of Biomedicine