Genetic, Metabolic and Autoimmune Diseases (11731.1)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Science And Technology
|Academic Program Area - Science
|Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Discriminate between the main predisposing factors of common diseases;
2. Identify and appraise the changes in cells and tissues associated with specific diseases;
3. Evaluate diagnostic procedures, therapeutics, and management of various diseases;
4. Develop experimental laboratory skills and critique techniques relevant to the clinical and research environment in genetic, metabolic and autoimmune diseases; and
5. Integrate current disease theory and laboratory practice to the interpretation of experimental data.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites11727 Mechanisms of Disease
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Dr Xiaonan Zhang
Kumar V, Abbas AK, and Aster JC; Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9/10th Edition, Saunders (Publishers), available at UC library and as online resources in the "reading list" section on the canvas site.
Zhang X, & Nelson M 2024, Genetic Metabolic and Autoimmune Diseases, Laboratory Manual, University of Canberra, students need to print it by themselves.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
To pass this Unit students must:
- Attend at least 5 of the 7 sessions of labs and tutorials;
- Complete these assessment items: Research Report and Final Assessment;
- Gain at least a 50% mark in the Final Assessment; and
- Gain an overall aggregated mark of at least 50%.
The unit convenor reserves the right to question students on any of their submitted work for moderation and academic integrity purposes, which may result in an adjustment to the marks awarded for a specific task
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This unit consists of 20 hours of lectures and 14 hours of laboratory/practical classes. An additional 10 hours are required to finish online quizzes, 10 hours for the research report, and 8 hours for the final assessment. The remaining time (150-54=96 hours) should be spent on self-directed studies using the material provided in the lectures/practicals, textbooks and resources on the canvas site.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Attendance in 5 out of 7 Face-to-face practical classes is COMPULSORY to meet the passing criteria in this unit. Your participation will be recorded electronically by scanning your student ID card during laboratory classes. To avoid any penalties in case of illness, medical or counselling certificates must be presented to the convener in person or electronically within 7 business days of the missed laboratory. You will need a certificate for every laboratory class that you may have missed.
Required IT skills
Basic knowledge of internet browsers, Microsoft Office or a similar program package.
This unit involves online meetings in real-time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real-time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
There are relatively minor costs associated with this unit.
Students are expected to have their
1. own appropriate safety equipment (laboratory coat and safety glasses) and fully enclosed shoes which are mandatory for laboratory safety
2. scientific calculator for laboratory activities
3. electronic device and appropriate headphone/earphones for online classes
Students will need to print out their Lab manual at their own cost.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This Unit does not have work placements or internships, however, learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences in professional contexts (e.g. laboratory skills undertaken are those found in the work place).
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials and practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.