A new flexible student centred innovative Medical Science Pathology Course

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During a scheduled course review, we were asked to lead the re-modelling of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology). We were able to propose a more flexible, innovative and student-centred course, that consists of subject discipline clusters. The content and practicals are separated, with a more holistic approach and focus on application of knowledge within the profession.
This talk will focus on how the re-imaged course model has strong, vigorous content scaffolding, which breaks down the traditional subject silos using cluster specific case studies. This will allow students to evaluate and reflect on connections between subjects using acquired knowledge, rather than simply acquiring knowledge. We will show how students can flexibly complete a 3.5 year course within 3 years. We have, with help from the teaching team, created a truly innovative and competitive course; the first of its kind for the Faculty of Science.


Conference2020 Charles Sturt EdX Learning and Teaching Conference
Abbreviated titleMaintaining wellbeing through uncertainty: building resilience
OtherWe have an exciting variety of sessions for you this year. The program for each day is available below in 2 formats:

i) Interactive Web Version – This link will open up the full program in a new browser tab, with all session details hyperlinked and all zoom meeting links available via the same interface.

ii) 3 separate printable, downloadable (.pdf) files for days 1, 2 and 3.
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