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The Biology of Human Health and Disease (PAED40002)

HonoursPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codePAED40002
Year Long
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This subject provides students with an introduction to biomedical research via lectures, workshops and tutorials. It comprises a range of coursework to complement the accompanying research subjects (PAED40001 and PAED40005). This subject is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the broader areas of contemporary biomedical science, and to encourage the development of independent thinking and critical analytical skills.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to enable students to:

  • Understand contemporary issues in biomedical and health research
  • Design and plan experiments with appropriate hypotheses and controls
  • Design and plan experiments with appropriate ethical and statistical rigor
  • Access a range of bioinformatics tools that can facilitate biomedical research
  • Correctly use statistical methods, including hypothesis testing, p values and appropriate measures of variability

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should have:

  • The ability to articulate knowledge and persuasive intellectual arguments in a particular research discipline
  • The ability to critically appraise and comment on the scientific literature
  • A strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
  • A clear understanding of statistical methods
  • The ability to organise, prioritise and manage time

Last updated: 10 August 2019