Undergraduate Course: Medical Sciences Academic Portfolio (MSBM10020)
|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||Students will be required to demonstrate their development as Medical Scientists through the preparation of a reflective academic portfolio. The portfolio will be developed over the whole of the final year and submitted at the end of semester 2. It will be based on a subject area that the student has addressed in an earlier year. The portfolio will provide re-evaluation and reflection of the original subject area through independent investigative research and expansion of the theme using skills obtained and developed over all years of the Medical Sciences programme.
Over the course of your studies you have acquired detailed knowledge in many areas of the Medical Sciences. In addition, you should have acquired or further developed a number of skills that allow you to research new information, critically analyse it and interpret it.
An important component of this analytical process is reflection - The ability to re-evaluate in light of new information.
The Academic Portfolio is an opportunity to revisit a theme addressed at an earlier stage of your studies and re-evaluate it in the context of three areas:
¿ New knowledge;
¿ New skills;
¿ Critical analysis and interpretation.
Reflection might be phrased as ¿what do I know now that I didn¿t know then?¿ and ¿what can I do now (or do better) that I couldn¿t do then?¿ Answers to these questions in the context of your portfolio theme should allow you to take the theme to a higher intellectual level, in a new direction and hopefully both. As such the portfolio can involve,
¿ updating the specific subject area chosen
¿ taking the opportunity to develop it in new directions not within the remit of the original piece of work.
The development of reflective and re-evaluative skills is at the core of the Medical Sciences Programme and essential to the overall intellectual development of a modern day Medical Scientist.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Academic Portfolio - 70%
Reflective Interview - 30%
||Feedback will be given on the portfolio and the interview after the interview has taken place.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate your ability to work independently and gain in-depth knowledge in an area of medical science.
- Re-evaluate and reflect upon a subject area in medical science, in light of new information.
- Reflect upon and convey the development of a broad range of professional and personal skills, including critical judgement, computer literacy, and time management, that will suit you for employment in a wide range of professions.
- Demonstrate some originality and creativity in dealing with professional issues
- Communicate effectively regarding what informed your choices about content and direction of the portfolio.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Ruth Deighton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5479
|Course secretary||Ms Lisa Ketchion
Tel: (0131 6)51 1629