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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Foundations of Animal Science (VESC11029)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaVeterinary Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA foundation course to ensure students are equipped for the degree with a sound understanding of basic biological processes and to develop their generic skills. The generic outcomes will be relevant to a variety of disciplines and employment opportunities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs covered by mandatory APCs
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesCompleted degree at Bachelor level in biological sciences or other relevant discipline.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 63, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 39, External Visit Hours 6, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 3, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Revision Session Hours 6, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 73 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will become familiar with current knowledge of biological processes, as a foundation for further studies in the biosciences. Students will develop and enhance their understanding of scientific method, research literature and communication. The student will become familiar and experienced with:
Scientific principles and method:
library use, databases, bioinformatics, E-journals, project planning, QA, statistical tools for the biosciences
principles of statistics in experimental design
Communication:
analysis of scientific articles
effective writing
powerpoint and oral presenting
Current understanding of:
cell biology, genetics, microbiology, immunology.
Assessment Information
Written assessment items (75%)
Assessment of generic skills (25%)
Special Arrangements
Nil
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Lectures, tutorials, practical classes, self-study and presentations.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Chris Low
Tel:
Email: v1clow@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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