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HMM704 - Advances in Medical Science

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

S Shigdar



Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Equivalent of 3 hours of classes per week

Note: 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 will consider recent advances and future developments in medical science. Students will discuss developments that have streamlined pathology services, such as proteomics, quantitative molecular pathology, bioinformatics and information systems, and predict the innovations that will have an impact of the delivery of services in the near future.


Written assignment 1 (2000 words) 35%, written assignment 2 (1500 words) 30%, written assignment 3 (2000 words) 35%

Prescribed texts

Ramsden, J J. 2009. Bioinformatics: An Introduction. Springer-Verlag, London. Second Edition.


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