Undergraduate Course: Biomedical Sciences Synoptic Examination (BIME10040)
|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||The synoptic examination gives students the opportunity to display what they have gained from the Biomedical Sciences Honours BSc Programme as a whole, by displaying their ability to integrate knowledge and understanding obtained from different elements of the Programme.
Students will be asked to write an essay that draws on different areas of their knowledge and understanding obtained from any or all of the Courses they have taken. The essay will be marked for style, clarity, and fluency, and for logical structure, and evidence of critical thinking. Credit will be given for the appropriate use of good examples to support or explain particular points, and extra credit will be given where examples are drawn from diverse aspects of the Programme.
Teaching methods (delivered through the Core course in Semester 2): Seminar/workshop on essay-writing in the biomedical sciences; session to provide detailed feedback on the short essays written in the MB Core December degree exam.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% Degree Examination. Closed book exam answering one essay from a choice of two or more topics.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Biomedical Sciences Synoptic||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Writing about biomedical science issues in an accurate, clear and well-organised manner.
- Providing evidence of knowledge and understanding of aspects of Biomedical Sciences in depth and breadth
- Demonstrating an ability to evaluate and integrate information from several sources
- Demonstrating an ability to use knowledge to critically analyse hypotheses and arguments
|Lecturers/ Seminar presenters may give out reading lists related to their topics.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sutherland Maciver
Tel: (0131 6)50 3714
|Course secretary||Miss Emily Rowan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1515