NATS 3040 Topics in Medical Science

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300893

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Description This unit builds on the content and concepts developed across multiple discipline areas during the Bachelor of Medical Science, integrating them together into the context of human health and disease. Students will work in groups to undertake an in depth exploration of an issue related to Medical Science. Topics addressed each year will vary, and will include issues currently at the forefront of Medical Science, issues for which there is currently significant scientific debate, and issues in which students have expressed a particular personal interest.

School Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 3755 Bachelor of Medical Science, 3758 Bachelor of Advanced Medical Science, 3673 Bachelor of Medical Science, 3674 Bachelor of Medical Science (Nanotechnology) or 3682 Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced) or 6002 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical Science. Succesful completion of 80 credit points at Level 2 or 3.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Analyse the multidisciplinarity of a selected topic in medical science.
  2. Generate an effective teaching session for a selected topic of medical science.
  3. Discuss a range of topics in medical science.
  4. Evaluate peer teaching sessions.
  5. Work cooperatively as part of a group.

Subject Content

Topics may include, but are not limited to new diagnostic or therapeutic technologies and methods, forensic anthropology, quantum dots and nanomedicine, new discoveries in the pathogenesis and progression of disease.

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Class and Group Participation – participation in peer review process and contribution to group process 20 N Individual
Workplace Portfolio Word Limit = 500 words 20 N Individual
Learning and Teaching Project: Essay 30% (10% group score; 20% individual score). Development & presentation of the teaching session 30% (10% group score; 20% individual score) Essay approximately. 2,500 words; Teaching session up to 45 minutes 60 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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