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Undergraduate Course: Conception to Parturition (BIME10028)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to give you an understanding from the molecular mechanisms through the physiology and pathophysiology of conception, contraception, assisted reproduction, pregnancy and parturition, and reproductive cancers. It will develop your understanding of the experimental evidence from in vitro, in vivo, animal models and clinical trials. This will be set in the translational context of clinical issues in the fields of gynaecology, obstetrics, urology and neonatology
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 31, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 7, Revision Session Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 154 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Examination (50%)
ICA Oral presentation of poster (50%)
Feedback Feedback will be available frequently, and widely throughout the course in many forms, many informal and verbal:
- on specific topics you can raise with staff during lectures and workshops
- on you suggested selection of papers to present for your poster presentation
- from the Course Organiser, other academic staff and your peers on your presentation and poster
You will have an opportunity to write a practice exam question which will be marked and you will receive specific personal written feedback,
- you will participate in an examination techniques workshop and an exam preparation session, all to provide feedback on specific questions on topics raised by students,
- You will be able to review your examination scripts and you will receive individual feedback on your exam scripts
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Conception to Parturition2:00
Learning Outcomes
At completion of this course you will have gained a:
Knowledge of conception, contraception, assisted reproduction, pregnancy and parturition, and reproductive cancers, from their molecular mechanisms, physiology and pathophysiology.
Critical understanding of experimental evidence from a wide range of in vitro, in vivo, animal models and clinical trials.
Knowledge and critical understanding in the translational context of clinical issues in the fields of gynaecology, obstetrics, urology and neonatology.
Scientific communication skills including oral and poster presentations
Reading List
Reading list available in timetable.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsCtoP
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Riley
Tel: (0131) 242 6423
Email: Simon.C.Riley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
Email: Anne.Law@ed.ac.uk
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