Undergraduate Course: Our Changing World (BIME08006)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This is a challenging interdisciplinary course, based on weekly seminars on the theme of our changing world. The course aims to engage students in thinking about the challenges that now confront our society and make them aware of the role of academic research and scholarship in meeting these challenges. Students will be expected to address key issues across discipline boundaries and develop an understanding of the relevance and impact of their own subject in the broader context. Students will develop and test a range of academic skills on the course by engaging with course materials, researching the topics in depth, participation in weekly seminars and working in small groups to produce a collaborative short film on a chosen topic. The individual written work requires the submission of short weekly "blog" style responses to the seminar topic. There are seven seminars and three of these will be focused on topics chosen by students - it really is your course because it is your changing world! This course will appeal to students who already have a strong foundation in all of the core subjects covered in first year and who consequently wish to engage with academic research in a broader interdisciplinary way.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| No additional costs
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 12,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 18,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students will be required to submit at least 5 of 7 short written essays relating to the weekly seminar themes.
A final reflective Written Essay
||Feedback will be provided for the individual reports and group article.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Formulate and communicate evidence-based opinions, critical thinking and reflective reasoning relating to the challenges confronting our changing world.
- Develop an awareness of the interdisciplinary evidence sources and literature relevant to global challenges and be able to use these in written and presented work.
- Engage with and participate in discussion and debate about global issues identified in lectures and seminars, applying knowledge and understanding of a specialist academic subject area.
- Work on a collaborative project with course colleagues and produce an interdisciplinary and evidence-informed output.
|Various learning resources will be provided in Learn and will relate to the lectures and assessments specific to this year's course.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||The course will be strongly supported by Learn, through which discussions on the lecture content will be encouraged. Copies of the presentation materials, recommended readings, and links to the videoed talks will be provided here. Support for assessments will also be given. Preparation materials for the tutorials will also be provided.
|Course organiser||Dr Tim Squires
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1514