Exploring Human Disease

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exploring Human Disease

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BMED12-120 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    The aim of this subject is to apply and further advance knowledge and critical thinking skills that students have developed throughout their degree program. Students will be required to think across disciplines (including anatomy, physiology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, immunology and microbiology) in their quest to understand each disease mechanism. This subject applies problem-based learning (PBL) as its central tenet to promote active and self-directed learning.
    Learning Objectives
    1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mechanisms of disease and the body's response at the systemic, cellular and molecular level
    2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures and methods of treatment/management of common human diseases
    3. Access and interpret biomedical information from journals, electronic databases, websites and other sources
    4. Critically evaluate new knowledge with an understanding of the basic concepts and principles of scientific investigation in biomedical sciences
    5. Demonstrate competency in effective problem-solving and critical thinking skills

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.