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Module

MON2006 : Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (Monash University) (External Module)

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s):
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 30
ECTS Credits: 15.0

Aims

This module will provide insights into the molecular mechanisms that mediate human diseases and the specific biotechnologies used to facilitate diagnosis and treatment. The module offers an opportunity for students to build employability skills for graduates through group work and emphasising critical thinking, research skills and communication skills in the context of biomedical research.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module will provide insights into the molecular mechanisms that mediate human diseases and the specific biotechnologies used to facilitate diagnosis and treatment.
Relevant areas studied will generally include a number of topics related to pharmacology, cancer, cardiovascular disease, development and stem cells, infection and immunity, metabolic disease and obesity, and neuroscience.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture551:0055:005 hours per week
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion223:0066:002x3 hours per week - group and online activities
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion123:0036:00Ongoing assessment preparation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops111:0011:001 hour per week
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study443:00132:00Self-directed learning and independent study
Total300:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures will be used to convey key information to students with group work activities reinforcing the theory and applying that knowledge to provide solutions to problems. During the group activities emphasis is placed on critical thinking, research skills and on communication skills in the context of biomedical research. The weekly workshops will facilitate further discussion and reflection of learning.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
PC Examination502A10Mid-semester exam. Online assessment, MCQ + EMCQ
Written Examination1802A40End of semester exam, MCQ + EMCQ
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2A40Group oral presentations (x2), mini-review (individual), Molecular technique/pathway, weekly tasks
Reflective log2A10Weekly worksheets (1,000 words total)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Mid-semester exam provides the opportunity for student to gauge their progress and understanding, highlighting areas to revise more rigorously before the final exam. The final exam assesses the student’s knowledge and understanding across the breadth of the module.
Weekly worksheets use used a vehicle for students to reflect on their progress and compile this into a reflective log. The group work will allow assessment of collaboration skills to resolve a problem and oral presentation skills which form the portfolio.

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