IMED4444 Integrated Medical Sciences 2
- 24 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2021 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- Students cover clinically relevant concepts in the disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Pathology, Population Science and Behavioural Science. The teaching progresses from Integrated Medical Sciences 1 with a focus on the musculoskeletal, reproductive, gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems. Concurrently, students cover content related to genetics and human development, and research methodology.
- Students are able to (1) discuss clinically relevant normal and abnormal human structure, function, behaviour and development, and explain the classification, epidemiology, aetiology, anatomy, pathophysiology, common clinical and pathological manifestations, natural history, diagnostic principles, therapeutic principles and aspects of population health for the musculoskeletal, reproductive, gastrointestinal, skin and endocrine systems; (2) outline medical research design, apply principles of evidence-based practice (scientific method, research methodology and statistical analysis), and demonstrate ability to access, select and use recent reliable and authoritative sources of relevant information including the use of information technology; (3) discuss and appreciate the importance of appropriate communication in the health profession; (4) display professional behaviour in the educational settings, outline some challenges to professionalism, demonstrate objective self-reflection and insight to recognise own personal values, well-being and difficulties and access support services when necessary, and comply with medicolegal requirements and responsibilities; and (5) describe fertilisation and embryological development, mechanisms for genetics and genetic diseases.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written examinations; (2) in-semester tests; and (3) professional behaviour assessment (PBA). Further information is available in the unit outline.
To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the written examinations and professional behaviour assessment (PBA) components.
Supplementary assessment is available in this unit for those students who obtain a mark of at least 45 overall provided they have (i) also obtained a mark of at least 45 in a specified component (barrier component) of the unit; and (ii) passed the Professional Behaviour Assessment.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Narelle Kealley
- Unit rules
- IMED4443 Integrated Medical Sciences 1
Approved quota: 240—210 domestic and 30 international
- Contact hours
- 30 hours per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.