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 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|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Reena Ghildyal|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Reena Ghildyal|
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 above in the Assessment section 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.
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.
Missed online quizzes
In the event a student misses one or more of the online quizzes due to illness or other exceptional circumstances, they must email the convenor at Reena.Ghildyal@canberra.edu.au, along with appropriate documentation (original or certified copy), within 3 working days of the quiz deadline. Students who do not contact the convenor within this timeframe wil receive zero for the quiz. If the request is approved, students will be allowed to attempt the quiz at a later date.
The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 16 hours of lectures (8 x 2 hrs), 16 hours of tutorials (8 x 2 hrs) and participation (as presenter and then audience) in one 2 hr final presentation session in either weeks 12, 13 or 14. The remaining hours of expected workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks.
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 all lectures unless informed otherwise by the convenor.
If unable to attend tutorials, students should email a medical certificate within 3 working days to Reena.Ghildyal@canberra.edu.au
Announcements made in timetabled sessions are deemed to be made to the whole group.
Required IT skills
Students should be conversant with searching for relevant articles via electronic means, the use of Canvas, the use of spreadsheet, presentation (PowerPoint) 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 (where applicable) and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.