Undergraduate Course: Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology 3 (MSBM09001)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Lectures: The lecture programme will run for 10 weeks to allow consolidation and revision in week 11.
Practicals: There will be some wet laboratory practicals but a number of simulated practicals with analysis of results will be modified from existing course material. These sessions will be developed so that the format can be changed to accommodate different class sizes.
Tutorials: These will cover clinical case studies and problem-based learning exercises that expand and extend the material covered in the lecture and practical programme. Virtual (EMSEC) and staff-led sessions will be developed or adapted from existing material.
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 9,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 5,
External Visit Hours 1,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In course assessments:
1) Write a synopsis of a scientific paper following tutorials that investigate aspects of the course syllabus through the study of the scientific literature. [20%]
2) Practical report. [10%]
Two hour examination in December with a mixture of essay and analytical questions. [70%]
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology 3||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
The aims of this course are to demonstrate, through lectures and other learning environments, how basic biochemistry and analytical chemistry can be applied to medical diagnosis, treatment and management. It will use examples from various body systems to demonstrate clinical disorders, the biochemical consequences of particular disease process and the response to therapy.
The cardiovascular system will be used to provide the majority of the course material. This will allow coverage of areas such as blood pressure, clinical biochemistry assays and measurements, tissue damage, enzyme release, electrolytes, infarcts and links to the respiratory, renal and reproduction systems. These subject areas will also allow for the delivery of the material relating to endocrinology with aspects of pharmacokinetics and toxicology also being covered.
This course will aim to develop skills linked to the understanding of the scientific literature that are introduced in second year through Microorganisms, Cell & Immunity 2 and Neuroscience with Pharmacology 2. Clinical case studies will be included to help with the interpretation of laboratory results and allow a link between science and the clinical situation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Roger Brown
Tel: (0131) 242 6741
|Course secretary||Ms Tracy Noden
Tel: (0131 6)50 3717
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