SLE323 - Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Any two of SLE221, SLE222, SLE254, or SLE234



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.


SLE323 is designed for students to apply knowledge of biology and physiology in the fields of health, nutrition and fitness. In this unit, students will examine possible genetic and environmental causes of a limited number of common diseases: hypertension, stroke, myocardial infarction, hepatitis, peptic ulceration, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease. By applying scientific thinking, students will expand on their knowledge of body systems by exploring the causes of disease, the malfunctions that occur to these body systems in the presence of disease and the consequences of these changes at a molecular and cellular level. This unit covers current concepts, controversies and latest methodological advances in human biology, to develop graduates as professionals. Students will develop critical awareness of biomedical science concepts and the ability to exercise independent and scientifically justified views.

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