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Undergraduate Course: Anatomy and Development Synoptic Exam (BIME10041)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe Synoptic exam is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their broad knowledge of Anatomy & Development as obtained throughout their honours year, to show both originality of thought and breadth of knowledge. In the exam, students will write an essay based on one of several broad essay titles. Students will be expected to synthesise knowledge from across their learning experience, to craft their thoughts into a coherent structure and argument, and to support their argument with evidence from research in the fields of Anatomy and / or Developmental Biology.
Course description The Synoptic exam is an opportunity for students to demonstrate their broad knowledge of Anatomy & Development as obtained throughout their honours year, to show both originality of thought and breadth of knowledge. In the exam, students will write an essay based on one of several broad essay titles. Students will be expected to synthesise knowledge from across their learning experience, to craft their thoughts into a coherent structure and argument, and to support their argument with evidence from research in the fields of Anatomy and / or Developmental Biology.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Anatomy and Development Project (BIME10042) AND Anatomy and Development Grant Proposal (BIME10043) AND Anatomy and Development Core (BIME10044)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  26
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 96 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% written exam
Feedback Students will receive formative feedback on a practice essay paper during the Anatomy & Development core course in Semester 2.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)9:30
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
Students will draw on sources identified throughout the Programme as a whole.
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
Contacts
Course organiserProf 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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