The aim of this subject is to apply and further advance knowledge and critical thinking skills that students have developed throughout their degree program. Students will be required to think across disciplines (including anatomy, physiology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, immunology and microbiology) in their quest to understand each disease mechanism. This subject applies problem-based learning (PBL) as its central tenet to promote active and self-directed learning.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine|
1. Explain mechanisms of disease and the body's response at the systemic, cellular and molecular level
2. Explain clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures and methods of treatment/management of common human diseases
3. Access and interpret biomedical information from journals, electronic databases, websites and other sources
4. Critically evaluate new knowledge with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of scientific investigation in biomedical sciences
5. Demonstrate competency in effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.
Assumed Prior Learning (or equivalent):