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Undergraduate Course: Anatomy and Development Core (BIME10044)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aims of this course are to introduce students to the broader concepts in Anatomy & Developmental Biology research and to provide them with the key set of core competencies that they will require for successful completion of the Anatomy and Development honours programme.

Students will build upon previous anatomical knowledge from Anatomy & Development 3 or MBChB courses, by learning the detailed anatomy of at least one major system.

A series of research highlights lectures will present a wide range of current research topics in Anatomy & Developmental Biology, including contributions from clinicians.

Students will learn how to critically evaluate scientific research and to present their findings to both expert and lay audiences.

Students will learn how to formulate hypotheses and how to design and present research projects to test them.
Course description The aims of this course are to introduce students to the broader concepts in Anatomy & Developmental Biology research and to provide them with the key set of core competencies that they will require for successful completion of the Anatomy and Development honours programme.

Students will build upon previous anatomical knowledge from Anatomy & Development 3 or MBChB courses, by learning the detailed anatomy of at least one major system.

A series of research highlights lectures will present a wide range of current research topics in Anatomy & Developmental Biology, including contributions from clinicians.

Students will learn how to critically evaluate scientific research and to present their findings to both expert and lay audiences.

Students will learn how to formulate hypotheses and how to design and present research projects to test them.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Anatomy and Development Synoptic Exam (BIME10041) AND Anatomy and Development Project (BIME10042) AND Anatomy and Development Grant Proposal (BIME10043)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  24
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 27, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 3, Formative Assessment Hours 4, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Revision Session Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 157 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment (25% of final mark) Students will prepare a press release covering a recently published research paper in a way that is accessible to a non-specialist audience.

Exam (75% of final mark) In the Paper Analysis exam in Semester 2 students will be given a research paper to analyse, thereby assessing the analytical skills taught in the course.
Feedback Students will receive formative feedback on practice exams, essays and other practice assessments included in the core course.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate the ability to understand, critically evaluate and discuss scientific research in the fields of Anatomy and Developmental Biology.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use knowledge to develop scientific ideas and to criticise hypotheses.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate complex scientific concepts and experimental findings to a lay audience.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to design a coherent plan of investigation to test specific hypotheses.
Reading List
Course Organiser and contributors will provide guidance on further reading throughout the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course is a compulsory part of the senior honours programme in Anatomy and Development. Students on this programme will gain the following set of graduate attributes and skills.

1: Knowledge and understanding
- Graduates will develop an in-depth understanding of the areas described above, including a significant amount of independent reading.
- Graduates will be expected to build on their learning in Semester 1 to demonstrate an ability to critically appraise the evidence used to guide research in the fields.
2: Practice Applied knowledge, skills & understanding
- Students will apply their specific knowledge and understanding of Anatomy and Developmental Biology to plan and present a hypothesis-led research plan, e.g. in the form of a poster.
3: Generic cognitive skills
- Graduates will have demonstrated an ability to identify, define, conceptualise and critically analyse complex scientific problems.
- Graduates will be expected to critically review their knowledge, skills and thinking on the material covered, and synthesise this with evidence from the literature.
4: Communication, ICT & numeracy skills
- Students will be expected to communicate professionally with peers, senior colleagues and the lay public.
- Students will learn to present information about specialised topics to informed audiences, using appropriate ICT applications for this purpose.
- Graduates will demonstrate an ability to interpret, use and evaluate numerical and graphical data in their appraisal of the relevant literature.
5: Autonomy, accountability & working with others
- Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate autonomy and initiative by planning their semester 2 research project.
- Students will work in small groups during some activities, thereby enhancing their team working skills.

KeywordsAnatomy,Developmental Biology,Project
Contacts
Course organiserDr John Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 6820
Email: John.Mason@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Philip Horey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
Email: philip.horey@ed.ac.uk
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