Medical Science 1

Course code MEDI1015Units 20Level 1000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health

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, focussing 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.

This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medicine program.

This course is available in Semester 2 only.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
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; and

5. describe with relevant examples, how the biomedical sciences provide a rational basis for medical practice.
ContentThe 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.
TransitionStudents must successfully complete all requirements of Year 1 before progressing to Year 2.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeN/A
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsProblem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Examination: Formalwritten assessment using a variety of instruments (MCQ, SAQ and OSCE)
Group/tutorial participation and contributionattendance and participation at PBL tutorials will be monitored throughout the course by tutors
Contact HoursProblem Based Learning: for 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentThis course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine program.

WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate
Working with Children nd Young People Declaration
ClinConnect compliance
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for MEDI1015