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Unit of Study SCIN2003 Physical Sciences in Health (2023)

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  • Unit type

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • Faculty & College

  • Placement

    No


Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate knowledge of microbiology and histology as related to human illness and modern medicine

explain the clinical presentation of common podiatric cutaneous diseases

describe the classification and actions of microorganisms responsible for infection

interpret the clinical manifestation of infectious microorganisms and theories for host response (immunity and immunology) as related to podiatry practice

demonstrate knowledge of clinically-relevant physics, chemistry and biochemistry.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 4 hours (6 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (6 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz20%
ePortfolio40%
Presentation40%

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • This text is available through the SCU Library: Engelkirk, PG & Engelkirk, JD, 2011, Microbiology for the health sciences, 9th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. ISBN: 9781605476735 (pbk).
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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