Advanced Professional Skills in Biomedical Science
|Course code HUBS3204||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy|
This course is intended to provide students with an overview of both general and personal professional skills required to enter into, and succeed in, the field of biomedical science. These skills are intended to complement the theoretical and practical skillsets provided by traditional academic courses and practical classes. Emphasis will be on communication, with the importance of effective presentation of a graduate's skill sets (job hunting) and presentation of scientific information to target audiences. In addition, effective understanding and communication of scientific workplace legislation and business practice will be covered. This course aims are to provide students with (i) the skillsets required to keep professional and academic resumes, answer selection criteria for job applications and write effective cover letters.(ii) an overview of the importance and purpose of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and ethics considerations in the scientific workplace, (iii) the importance of skillsets for communicating science to specific audiences. There is also an emphasis on (iv) the commercialisation of intellectual property derived from laboratory investigations and the importance of specific skills and practices in certain professional fields.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||To teach students to:|
1. Effectively respond to the selection criteria for employment
2. Understand the differences between professional and academic CVs
3. Learn how to write and maintain effective CVs and cover letters.
4. Learn how to prepare for professional interviews.
5. Understand the importance of effective communication in science.
6. Understand the importance of networking within your peer group.
7. Understand the importance of communicating effectively to a target audience.
8. Assimilate and communicate a scientific abstract to a target audience
9. Know the procedures for safety clearances and be aware of occupational health and safety issues
10. Effectively write and maintain standard operation protocols and risk assessments for laboratory practice.
11. Know the requirements and legislation for animal and human ethics clearance before undertaking research.
12. Know about intellectual property as it applies to laboratory based research.
13. Understand the processes of commercialisation of laboratory based intellectual property.
14. Be aware of QA/QC procedures as they apply to biomedical science labs.
15. Learn the role of the biomedical science in the pathology and pharmacology/pharmaceutical sectors
|Content||The lectures include:|
1. Job application skills
2. CV and interview techniques
3. Writing a standard operating protocol (SOP)
4. Writing a risk assessment
5. Animal and human ethics (including online course)
6. Communication skills for specific audiences
7. Intellectual property and commercialisation of research
8. Good laboratory practice, quality assurance & control
9. The Pathology laboratory
10. Pharmaceutical science and Pharmacy
The activities include:
1. A response to selection criteria
2. A cover letter and CV
3. SOP and risk assessments
4. Completion of online animal ethics course
5. Group assignments
6. Communication of a topic to a target audience
7. MCQ test
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Completion of Year 2 of Bachelor of Biomedical Science or equivalent.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 11 weeks|
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for HUBS3204|