Medical Science 1

Description

Introduces the 'body and organ' systems based approach used to structure learning. This course follows on from Introduction to Medical Science by studying in detail the problems associated with some of the individual organ systems. Students will learn by being presented with a series of medical problems. They will then investigate the medical sciences underlying those problems, focusing on the mechanisms and prevalence of abnormalities presented, the basis of diagnostic procedures suggested, the underlying basis of management procedures and the procedures for prevention.

Availability

Callaghan Campus

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the normal structure, function and development of the gastrointestinal, renal and musculoskeletal systems;

2. Identify and discuss the basic mechanisms underlying the symptoms and signs associated with some common ailments involving these systems, including the perception of pain associated with such ailments;

3. Articulate some mechanisms underlying causation of disease, including inheritance and infective agents.;

4. Discuss the mode of action of some of the drugs commonly used to treat such ailments and their symptoms

5. Describe with relevant examples, how the biomedical sciences provide a rational basis for medical practice.

Content

The students will be introduced to a series of medical problems in tutorials held for all students undertaking Professional Practice 1 and Medical Science 1.

Students will generate learning goals associated with the medical sciences in these sessions. The students will undertake own learning directed toward these learning goals. The appropriate medical scientists will provide lectures, tutorials and information sessions as they relate to the medical problems being investigated

Review of Progress

This course is a compulsory program requirement for students in the following program(s):

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students enrolled in these program(s) must satisfactorily complete this course in order to progress in their program.

Requisites

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine degree programs. Pre-requisite - successful completion of MEDI1014 and MEDI1015

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal (OSCE, MCQ and SAQ)

Participation: Group Tutorial/Participation and contribution

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Pre-Placement Requirements:

  • First Aid Certificate - students must complete a First Aid Certificate issued by an approved provider.
  • NSW Health Verification Requirements - Students must complete NSW Health Department requirements for students to attend placements in NSW Health facilities.
  • Working with Children and Young Adults Check - A national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct, required for any child-related work.

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Laboratory

Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term