Undergraduate Course: Global Challenges (IBMS08005)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Global Challenges is a course that draws on expertise from across the University of Edinburgh, Zhejiang University and the new international research institute in Haining to explore cutting edge themes in biomedical science. Central to the course are a series of lectures that will draw on 'hot topics' in biomedicine and their wider relevance.
Global Challenges is a course that draws on expertise from across the University of Edinburgh, Zhejiang University and the new international research institute in Haining to explore cutting edge themes in biomedical science. Central to the course are a series of lectures that will draw on 'hot topics' in biomedicine and their wider relevance. The course aims to engage students in thinking about the breadth of scope within the biomedical sciences and will encourage them to explore their own interests and develop the confidence to explore new topics.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Course delivered in China. Only available to students enrolled on BSc Hons Integrative Biomedical Sciences.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Exam: 25% total course mark
Coursework: 75% total course mark, including: an individual research report, a collaborative group project and facilitated discussion groups.
||Discussion and consolidation sessions each week provide opportunities to provide feedback on learning and skill development and all formats of assessed work. Written formative feedback will be provided as key academic skills are developed particularly in research report writing and presentational skills. Feedback will also be given following the summative evaluation of in-course assessments.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of 'cutting edge' themes across the biomedical sciences - global and health-related
- Demonstrate a broad awareness and understanding of the role of interdisciplinary research and scholarship in advancing knowledge.
- Find, assimilate, interpret and present data and information from varied sources, identify reliable key references, explain why they are important, and use and cite them accurately and appropriately.
- Use reflective and critical analysis in drawing conclusions from possibly incomplete or contradictory data, and synthesise key points/concepts in a neutral and clear way.
- Collaborate with others (sharing/explaining knowledge, exchanging resources and information, giving and accepting help and assistance, giving and accepting comments/feedback, discussing others' contributions, supporting/encouraging contributions) in producing a collaborative article on one of the topics related to the course's themes. Participate in group discussions.
|Individual sources linked to lecture series.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A major focus will be on the development of the skills students require to support their learning throughout their university career in particular the development of use of scientific language and communication skills. The course will embed opportunities to encourage the development of graduate attributes and autonomous learning skills including information gathering, academic writing and reflective practice. Student support in these areas will be focused on the key provision of staged formative feedback and assessment practice. Facilitated group discussions and small group work based around developing keynote themes will promote skill development in: how to research a subject; academic writing; making lecture notes; effective reading; understanding expectations in addition to allowing development of an understanding of how skills that promote learning in a group format can facilitate the development as an independent learner in a learning community. Clear emphasis will be placed on formative feedback.
||Course delivered in China. Only available to students enrolled on BSc Hons Integrative Biomedical Sciences.
|Keywords||Biological Sciences,Biomedical Sciences,global development,environment,society,health
|Course organiser||Prof Sue Welburn
Tel: 0131 242 6457
|Course secretary||Ms Cristina Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)51 1346