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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Biomedical Sciences : Medical Sciences (Biomedical Sciences)

Undergraduate Course: Medical Sciences 1. (MSBM08002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is an introduction to the different disciplines that make up the Medical Sciences. The course is structured around a central lecture theme of anaesthesia plus an additional thread focussed on infectious diseases. Project themes related to ┐hot-topic┐ issues in the Medical Sciences completes the course. These themes aim to illustrate the contribution of different disciplines to advances in the understanding and application of healthcare-related science. The course incorporates an historical perspective, basic scientific principles (biochemistry, neuroscience, pharmacology, microbiology, immunology, physiology), therapeutic developments, clinical applications, and consideration of the social and ethical issues surrounding the development and use of anaesthetic agents and other medical practices including immunization and disease control programmes.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students must be enrolled on B.Sc. Medical Sciences degree programme
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 29, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Online Activities 1, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Other Study Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 146 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) peerwise participation
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Poster Presentation Work 20% (multiple components)
Report 10%
Degree examination 70%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Medical Sciences 1.2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Medical Sciences 12:00
Learning Outcomes
To give Medical Sciences students an introduction to the different disciplines that make up the medical sciences.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsMedSci1
Contacts
Course organiserDr Deborah Shaw
Tel:
Email: deborah.shaw@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629
Email: Lisa.Ketchion@ed.ac.uk
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