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HMM201 - Medical Nanotechnology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Wei Duan


HMM102 or HMM103

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 3 x 1 hour seminars per trimester, and cloud (online) exercises and discussions


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the role that nanotechnology will play in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions in the future. This unit will look at how this rapidly developing field will impact human health and the challenges involved.


Assessment task 1: Mid-trimester test (45 minutes) 20%

Assessment task 2: Written report (800 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Group presentation (10 minutes per group) 30%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 30%

Prescribed texts

Tibbals H F. 2011. Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine. Taylor and Francis, Florida

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