University of Technology Sydney

91176 Case Studies in Medical Science

Requisite(s): 91175 Evidence-based Medical Science
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Medical Science is focussed on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, and is the foundation on which clinical practice operates. It draws upon knowledge from anatomy, immunology, physiology and pharmacology to understand how the human body functions: at the cellular and whole organ level; the changes that occur in disease; the body’s response to therapy. An understanding of the processes by which scientific discoveries are translated to clinical practice is a vital component for any career in medical science.

This subject will explore important and current healthcare issues through critical analysis and interpretation of recently published scientific research. The subject will involve synthesising findings from basic science, clinical physiology and public health through student-led discussions in order to make judgements on emerging public health issues. Assessments will focus on developing skills in scientific communication, with particular focus on understanding how to tailor output towards different audiences and how to communicate science research using different mediums.

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