BM1003 - Biomedicine in the Tropics
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
As a foundation to the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, Bachelor of Clinical Sciences(Honours)
and Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (Honours), BM1003 introduces you to fundamental
core research skills, both theoretical and practical. It positions you, the learner,
as an up-and-coming scientist gathering skills in research methodology, bioinstrumentation,
data base searching, information retrieval and scientific reporting (written and oral).
At the level of the subject, you will explore the diversity of disciplines and options
for further study in biomedicine including medical laboratory science, clinical sciences
and other laboratory-based careers within a tropical/regional context. You will have
the opportunity to learn team work skills, professional ethics, biosafety and experimental
design. You will gain practical experience through the combination of laboratory/workshop
and work placement in medical, clinical teaching and research laboratory environments.
You will also have the opportunity to network with a host of researchers and employers.
- Apply theoretical and ethical principles (human, animal and/or bioethics) to research
- Assess published information from a range of sources and apply it in scientific writing;
- Communicate clearly and succinctly in oral and written modes for scientific and/or
- Demonstrate scientific procedures including research design, laboratory work, data
gathering/analysis and reporting of results;
- Work collaboratively, cooperatively and ethically within a multicultural team;
- Develop an appreciation and understanding for bioinstrumentation and error inherent
Study Period 2
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019
- 39 hours lectures
- 39 hours workshops/Seminars
- 10 hours professional experience
||end of semester exam (30%); presentations (20%); 10 h work placement (20%); bioinstrumentation (30%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Satisfactory completion of placement components. Satisfactory completion of competency
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest