Undergraduate Course: Medical Biology Project (MBBM10008)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Most students will do group library projects based on an important topic in the general area of medical biology. Students will have considerable freedom to follow up their own ideas and to decide with project supervisors the exact content of the project.
Assessment of these projects will mainly be based on a set of deliverables that will include a dissertation report, oral presentation, a project plan and a lay communications assignment. A typical report will include 4-5 specialised chapters (one chapter per student, assessed individually) together with a general introduction and an integrated discussion. While each student will be responsible for a chapter, the final project would be the communal work of the group and thus involve team writing and editing. A small element of peer assessment will be included in the marking scheme.
One purpose of these group projects is for students to learn teamwork, and part of the assessment will be based on the minutes of structured weekly management meetings that the team will hold.
There will thus be a preparatory teaching session for all students on project planning and teamworking. Other whole-class teaching sessions will cover statistics/data analysis and the development of skills in lay communication.
There may also be opportunities for students who wish to do a laboratory-based individual research project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3,
Formative Assessment Hours 4,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Please see 'Short Description'
|No Exam Information
| Increased understanding of biological processes.
Detailed learning outcomes will be provided later.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Andrew Hall
Tel: (0131 6)50 3263
|Course secretary||Mr Kevin Mcarthur
Tel: (0131 6)51 1824
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