• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Biology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sara Rapson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2019
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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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Communicate concepts and contexts clearly and effectively both in writing and orally
  2. Work in small cooperative groups
  3. Understand ethical standards of the work place
  4. Write and run an interview with a medical/research professional
  5. Approach potential employers
  6. Critically analyse and summarise the content of presentations by medical/research
  7. Reflect on the impacts of what was learnt from each component of this course. 
In addition this course provides students with a broad awareness of the many opportunities in medical science.

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:
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
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $6060
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7307 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person View

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