Undergraduate Course: Medical Biology 1 (BIME08004)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aims of this course are to demonstrate, through lectures and facilitated group discussions, the scientific basis of modern medicine; and the role of basic biological sciences in advancing medical knowledge. The course is suitable for first-year Biology students, as well as students with an interest in human biology and medicine from other Schools and Colleges.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Photocopying, notebook and marker pen.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 29,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 1,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||ICA: Write-up of practical project (15%);
concise write-ups of three Facilitated Group Discussion topics, expressing an argued viewpoint on the topics chosen (1x3%, 1x7%, 1x10%); give a group presentation (5%).
2 hour Examination (60%): Multiple Choice Questions (1 hour) and Extended Matching Questions (1 hour).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
| The intended learning outcomes are to enable students (a) to understand the biological basis of a number of diseases of current interest, and the advance in biological knowledge in areas relevant to these; (b) to develop skills in assimilation of information related to particular research topics and balanced discussion in a group setting; and (c) to develop skills in the experimental design of a practical project, working within a group or a team, and in the collection, analysis and presentation of class data.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Facilitated Group Discussion: Tues 10-11am, Tues 11-12pm, Wed 3-4pm, Fri 4-5pm.
Practical: students attend one one hour practical. Tues 10-11, 11-12 or Wed 10-11, 11-12 in wks 2,3&4.
Students sign up for FGDs & Practicals in week 1 via webCT.
|Course organiser||Dr Carole Torsney
Tel: (0131 6)51 9881
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3255
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