Undergraduate Course: Biomedical Sciences 2: Fundamental Principles (BIME08010)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Part-year visiting students only
|Summary||This course will support the new Biomedical Sciences programme Year 2 theme 'Foundational understanding of Biomedical Sciences' and the School's objectives of enhancing the student experience and student support.
Students taking this course will develop an understanding of core concepts in the disciplines of Physiology, Pharmacology, Reproductive Biology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases and Medical Biology as well as developing core competencies in scientific learning and disciplinary practice. The experimental basis of scientific knowledge ('How do we know what we know') will also be introduced.
This new course will also implement timely and useful feedback opportunities.
The course will be structured as follows:
- Lectures: Material to be covered will include scientific principles for each BMS discipline. It will also outline functions of major physiological systems, including the nervous system, reproductive system, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
- Practical classes: Stand-alone units closely integrated with the lecture materials and designed to enhance students' understanding of the experimental basis of scientific knowledge.
- Tutorials: Interactive sessions aimed to support the development of generic academic skills such as researching a topic, writing an essay and using feedback efficiently.
- Essay feedback session: Small group session with the marker of the student's submitted essay. This is an opportunity for students to understand and discuss the marker's expectations and to appraise their work in a small group context.
- Review quizzes: Automated online weekly quizzes. Students will be encouraged to answer a short series of questions (on Learn). By receiving automated feedback on their answers, students will have timely opportunities to check their understanding of the lecture materials.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Part-year visiting students only (VV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 32,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 9,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework: 40% total course mark
Final Exam: 60% total course mark
Coursework includes 1 essay (1500 words) and a test on the practical classes' materials
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students who successfully complete the course will acquire - A fundamental factual basis for study of Biomedical Sciences disciplines, including core concepts and important scientific principles.
- Competence in effective literature searching and written communication
- Basic practical skills required for research in biomedical sciences, including data analysis and interpretation.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Jane Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 3032
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1514