Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Students who have completed VCE Biology 3/4 or equivalent are required to enrol in Mathematics for Biomedicine in Semester 1. Students who have not completed VCE Biology 3/4 or equivalent are required to enrol in Mathematics for Biomedicine in Semester 2.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 x one hour lectures per week; 1 x one hour practice class per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
Admission to the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
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The pre-requisite for the subject Mathematics for Biomedicine is VCE Mathematical Methods 3/4 or equivalent. The subject is not a replacement for VCE Specialist Mathematics 3/4; it covers different material.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof James Mccaw, Assoc Prof Steven Carnie
First Year Coordinator
This subject will introduce mathematical techniques to illustrate the importance of quantitative modelling in biomedicine. Quantitative models will be explored in a variety of biomedical contexts. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how biological principles can give rise to quantitative models. Topics to be explored in a quantitative context include genetic variation over many generations, dynamic processes at the cellular level and the modeling of the spread of infectious diseases among populations.
On completion of this subject, students should:
Ten written assignments due at weekly intervals throughout the semester amounting to a total of up to 50 pages of written work (25%); an oral presentation due during the semester (5%); and a 3-hour written examination conducted during the examination period (70%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in the health sciences, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
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