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Routes to Medical Progress

BMD151

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12: Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 9: Wednesday 9 am -12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
    IT Class
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5: Tuesday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Tuesday 3 pm - 5 pm
    Seminar
  • Semester 1: Weeks 8, 10: Tuesday 12 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Prof Malcolm Law
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The most common causes of death and disease have changed dramatically over time. In this module you will explore how careful observation, experiment and analysis may eventually lead to improvement in health and in our ability to treat disease. Using examples of medical success stories you will look at the processes of scientific discovery and the many factors involved in moving from the discovery to the implementation of measures to prevent or treat disease. You will learn about the importance of statistical analysis in testing the effect of treatments or changes in behaviour. You will also look at the costs and benefits of medical research, who decides what research should be done, and who pays for it.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4

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