Integrated Studies of Disease (6517.6)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the aetiology and pathogenesis of specific diseases;
2. Distinguish between disease signs and symptoms and appreciate the complexity in diagnosing disease on the basis of signs and symptoms;
3. Describe analytical procedures used to identify these diseases;
4. Describe the commonly used treatments for these diseases and, where appropriate, their pharmacokinetic profiles;
5. Evaluate and analyse clinical case studies and appreciate the ethical implications;
6. Analyse, synthesise and evaluate current research literature; and
7. Integrate the knowledge gained in prior core biomedical science units to fully comprehend the complexity of disease states and processes, clinical diagnosis and treatment.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. 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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
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
Prerequisites6530 Biochemistry and 8797 Pathobiology.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Nicole Beard|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr Nicole Beard|
There are no required textbooks for this unit.
Students will find the below prescribed textbook for Pathobiology or Pathophysiology useful in this unit:
Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N and Mitchell RN; 2007, Robbins Textbook of Basic Pathology, 9th Edition or later, Saunders (Publishers)
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Final grades are allocated according to the aggregation of marks achieved in all assessment items. The final mark is out of a possible 100 marks. The details of the weighting of each assessment item are stated in Section 5a of the unit outline.
To achieve a passing grade or higher in this unit, students must attempt all assessment items and gain an overall mark of 50% or above.
Use of text matching software
In the event a student misses one or more of the online quizzes due to illness or other exceptional circumstances (refer to eligibility criteria on the form), they must email the unit convener, along with appropriate documentation (original or certified copy), within 3 working days of the quiz deadline. If their request is approved students will be allowed to attempt the quiz by a later date. Students who do not contact the convener within this timeframe wil receive zero for the quiz.
The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 16 hours of lectures (8 x 2 hrs), 15 hours of tutorials (7 x 2 hrs and 1 x 1 hr) and participation (as presenter and then audience) in a 3 hr final presentation in the examination week. The remaining 114 hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks and contribution to seminar discussions.
This unit contains participatory elements which are vital to the learning outcomes of this unit. It is compulsory for students to attend all tutorials and it is expected that students will attend the virtual seminars 1-7.
If unable to attend tutorials, students should provide the Unit Convener with a medical certificate within 3 working days.
Announcements made in timetabled sessions are deemed to be made to the whole group.
Required IT skills
This unit involves online seminars and tutorials in real time using the Virtual Room in the UCLearn Canvas teaching site. 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 (Canvas) site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Students should be conversant with searching for relevant articles via electronic means, the use of Canvas, the use of spreadsheet and word processing software.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convenor's control could result in changes in the mode of delivery of lectures, tutorials/practicals (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.