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Undergraduate Course: Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences Reflective Portfolio (BIME10065)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryA portfolio reflecting on research experiences throughout years 2 to 4. The portfolio will provide re-evaluation and reflection on the development of skills relating to research over the last two years of the programme.
Course description There will be initial class session during the year 2 course ┐Research Strategies in Biomedical & Laboratory Sciences┐ when students will consider the importance of research methodology and be given a briefing of what is required within this course. Students will be required to keep a structured diary in which they note reflections on their progress to understanding research practice. The assessment of the course will involve a reflective portfolio that demonstrates what the student understood about research at various points through the programme and how they developed the skills required for successful scientific research. Students will be guided as to the format of the final submission.

The course is student-driven following initial guidance from a tutor who will also provide support and advice throughout the process.

A set of reflective articles that show how the student has responded the challenges related to the acquisition of research skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 90 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Interview - 30%
Dissertation - 70%
Feedback Students receive feedback during sessions with tutor on progress and approach to the task. Feedback is given after evaluation of the portfolio.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Production of a reflective portfolio which evaluates the acquisition of research skills
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Students are encouraged to reflect on their own learning and development of skills. Ultimately, graduates should have the skills to reflect on and apply scientific knowledge in order to improve the quality of life and to create wealth.
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