ANAT SC 3500 - Ethics, Science and Society

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015

The course aims through collaborative efforts of humanities and health sciences to develop students? awareness of the ethical and social challenges related to health and medical science. It is suitable for health sciences, sciences, social science, and humanities students. Topic areas may include ethical analysis of the following: the norms and ideals of science and implications of deviation from them; research practices involving humans and animals; genetic science; science and the uses and treatment of human bodies. Relevant NH&MRC codes are studied in detail. Note: enrolments in this course can be at either Level II or III ? this is an advanced course for BA programs.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ANAT SC 3500
    Course Ethics, Science and Society
    Coordinating Unit Anatomy and Pathology
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites Level I courses to the value of 12 units
    Incompatible ANAT SC 2106 or ANAT SC 3106
    Restrictions No previous enrolment in Ethics Sciences & Society 2106 or 3106
    Assessment Case study assessment (written), paper/journal article critique, tutorial participation and mid semester test, essay (written)
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Denise Gamble

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 How to utilise appropriate ethical tools including problem solving strategies and resources when faced with ethical issues
    2 To develop an understanding for some of the ethical issues in the practice of science
    3 To develop an understanding for some of the ethical issues in animal experimentation
    4 To develop an understanding for some of the ethical issues in human experimentation
    5 To develop an understanding for some of the ethical issues with the utility of the human body
    6 To develop an ability to work productively with others
    7 To develop a variety of communication skills (written and spoken).
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 6, 7
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 1, 6, 7
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1, 6, 7
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 6, 7
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 2-5
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1-7
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    All teaching and learning material provided via scheduled classes and/or MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Additional material (in addition to required material) available as download or links from MyUni.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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