• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Isabelle Ferru
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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BIOL3190 is offered in coursework mode in second semester.  This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students undertaking the Bachelor of Medical Science to learn about applications of the medical sciences in the work place. Various guest speakers, who will be professionals in different areas of medical science and/or research, will discuss their work, career, ethics and legal liability. Visits to work places such as different departments of the Canberra Hospital, research schools and pathology laboratories will be organised. Students will also work in small groups to design and run an interview with a medical professional or researcher.



Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you will have acquired the following knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand select human diseases in their biological, historical and social context.
  2. Describe and contrast important current human infectious diseases and chronic degenerative diseases.
  3. Appraise the impacts of important human diseases (both infectious and degenerative diseases) on human’s societies.
  4. Independently, and in a small group, research current topics in health and disease using published books, original papers, electronic resources and other materials.
  5. Work in small cooperative groups on a research project on a current topic in health and disease.
  6. Prepare reports and an oral presentation on a current topic in health and disease.
  7. Develop and apply critical and argumentative thinking to broad issues in health and disease.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • Summary of selected seminars (36 %, LO 1, 6,7)
  • Attendance to seminars ( 8%, LO 3, 6)
  • Interview Discussion (24%, LO1 - 5 )
  • Visits quizzes (12%, LO 1)
  • Learning Outcomes Report (20%, LO1, 7)

This course is assessed on a Course Requirement Satisfied (CRS) or Fail basis.


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1 hour seminar per week, visits to workplace for up to 12 hours, workshops up to 6 hours.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 96 units, 48 of which must contribute to the Bachelor of Medical Science.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7405 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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