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Postgraduate Course: Fundamental Principles of Biomedical Sciences for Biomechanics (BIME08008)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents taking this course will develop an understanding of core concepts in the disciplines of Physiology, Pharmacology, Reproductive Biology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases and Medical Biology as well as developing core competencies in scientific learning and disciplinary practice. The experimental basis of scientific knowledge ('How do we know what we know') will be introduced.
This new course will also implement timely and useful feedback opportunities.
Course description The course will be structured as follows:
-Lectures: Material to be covered will include scientific principles for each BMS discipline. It will also outline functions of major physiological systems, including the nervous system, reproductive system, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
- Practical classes: Stand-alone units closely integrated with the lecture materials and designed to enhance students' understanding of the experimental basis of scientific knowledge.
- Tutorials: Interactive sessions aimed to support the development of key academic skills in the context of Biomedical Sciences such as researching a topic, writing an essay and using feedback efficiently.
- Essay feedback session: Small group session with the marker of the student┐s submitted essay. Opportunity for students to understand and discuss the marker's expectations and to appraise their work in a small group context.
- Review quizzes: Automated online weekly quizzes. Students will be encouraged to answer a short series of questions (on Learn). By receiving automated feedback on their answers, students will have timely opportunities to check their understanding of the lecture materials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed:
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements This course is only open to students enrolled in the MSc Biomechanics programme.
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 30, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 146 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework: 40% total course mark
Final examination: 60% total course mark
Coursework includes 1 essay (1500 words) and a test on the practical classes' materials.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the course will acquire
- A fundamental factual base for study of Biomedical Sciences disciplines, including core concepts and important scientific principles.
- Competence in effective literature searching and written communication for Biomedical Sciences.
- Basic practical skills required for research in biomedical sciences, including data analysis and interpretation.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements An introductory tutorial will be delivered.
Keywords Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Reproductive Biology, Medical Biology, Infectious diseases
Contacts
Course organiserDr Celine Caquineau
Tel: (0131 6)50 2995
Email: C.Caquineau@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Neale Summers
Tel: (0131 6)51 3094
Email: n.summers@ed.ac.uk
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