Medical Sciences 4300F/G

Medical Sciences 4300F/G enables students to critically reflect on the role of scientists in healthcare by using a scientific inquiry approach to tackle modern health problems (such as poverty, mental illness, and infertility), and practise scientific inquiry and critical reflection by engaging in a project-based community service learning placement.

Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the physical and social determinants of health, social responsibility, leadership and ethical competencies.

Pre-requisites:
Registration in Year 4 of the Honours Specialization in IMS.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Employ independent and self-regulated learning techniques through the completion of online learning modules
  • Explain the physiological, epidemiological, and/or biochemical basis of conditions such as poverty, addiction, psychosis, and infertility
  • Develop a cohesive, clear, and articulate philosophy regarding their beliefs about the role of scientists in the health of our communities
  • Effectively communicate scientific and health literature to a broad audience, including laypersons and colleagues
  • Work in concert with a community health organization to promote health initiatives in the greater London community
  • Work with a team to collaborate towards achieving a common goal

Evaluations:

CEL project - proposals, oral, written components 50%
ePortfolio and Reflections 15%
Written assignments 10%
Midterm test 25%

Course Syllabus: 2019/20