BMS3008 : Integrated Biomedical Sciences
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Luke Gaughan
- Other Staff: Professor Julie Irving
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
•To develop students' ability to design experiments and interpret scientific data.
•To integrate and refresh knowledge (mainly on techniques) from different parts of the programme.
•To provide opportunities to obtain help with revision ahead of the finals examinations, from representatives of the compulsory stage 3 modules.
This short module will start with discussion of how scientific knowledge is acquired and with examples of limitations that are typically associated with experimental results. The practical details for carrying out some typical experiments will be discussed as a way of revising procedures for various basic experimental operations that have been covered previously during the 3 years of the degree course. Additional information on clinical trials is provided. Other seminars will concern revision of material covered in each of the compulsory stage 3 modules of the BMS degree, with emphasis on methods and data analysis.
Outline Of Syllabus
New material will be very limited (e.g. principles of clinical trials and certain details of flow cytometry), emphasis being placed on revision of topics already taught throughout the degree. Also included is practise at comprehension and interpretation of scientific writing. The latter will be enabled by online exercises.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||4:00||4:00||Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||8||1:00||8:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||88:00||88:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Tutorials on how to perform basic design of experiments, how to carry out basic calculations, how to understand basic experimental techniques will be interleaved with additional practice at examination-style questions provided after each seminar.
The examination will test the student's ability to demonstrate all the above skills and understanding of the underlying principles.
Revision seminars and the above tutorials will include coverage of some key techniques that will have been referred to in other modules.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Examination tests ability to recall and integrate information, as well as to critique scientific literature.