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Undergraduate Course: The Anterospective Assessment (TAA) (BIME10077)

This course will be closed from 31 July 2023

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
SummaryThis course allows students to draw on their knowledge, understanding and experience to critically describe the potential future impact of a particular area of biomedical science. Students will also reflect on their experiences on their UG programme and demonstrate how this reflection will inform their future practice.
Course description Students will choose an area of scientific research and describe in ┬┐big picture┬┐ terms the future potential of that research on health/well-being. Ethical aspects must also be discussed. In order to do this, the student will need to draw on a depth and breadth of understanding and take a creative but realistic approach in translating this knowledge and understanding into potential future advances. Students should consider what could enhanced scientific understanding of the area contribute to society, and what are the benefits of, and major obstacles to, achieving that?

Students will also critically evaluate and reflect on what was helpful to them in their programme (e.g., learning a skill or technique, an insight into scientific method/practice, etc.), what impact those activities had on them, and how this will influence their future practice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Single written ICA (~1600 words): 50% on future potential impact of a topic/field; 50% reflective discussion.
Feedback Students will be invited to submit a draft answer/plan to their tutor for formative feedback ~5 weeks before the submission deadline for the summative answer. In addition to feedback from the tutor, we will invite students to participate in a short workshop with their group where they peer-review and discuss their drafts and feedback, facilitated by their tutor.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Use broad, in-depth and up-to-date scientific knowledge, including experimental evidence, to critically discuss the future potential impact on human health or well-being of a particular topic or field in biomedical sciences.
  2. Critically discuss ethical aspects of this potential future impact.
  3. Critically evaluate and reflect on what was helpful to you in your programme, and demonstrate how this will influence your future practice.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Critical analysis, reflection, integration and application of knowledge, scientific creativity, taking an ethical approach, group work, peer work, written communication, evidencing an argument.
Course organiserDr Matthew Brook
Tel: (0131)242 9215
Course secretaryMiss Natasha Goldie
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