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BMS3008 : Integrated Biomedical Sciences

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Luke Gaughan
  • Other Staff: Professor Julie Irving
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aims of this module are to:

• develop students' ability to design experiments and interpret scientific data.

• integrate and refresh knowledge (mainly on techniques) from different parts of the programme.

• provide opportunities to obtain help with revision ahead of the finals examinations, from representatives of the compulsory stage 3 modules.

Outline Of Syllabus

There is no defined syllabus for this module as the intention is to facilitate revision of topics already taught throughout the degree and provide practice at comprehension and interpretation of scientific writing.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture52:0010:00In person
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials41:004:00Non-sync online - Additional recorded elements to support learning
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops21:002:00In-person to be delivered at appropriate times prior to exam
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study184:0084:00General reading and revision
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures and lecture materials will support students learning how to design experiments, how to carry out basic calculations, how to understand basic experimental techniques and will be interleaved with additional practice at examination-style questions during the workshop sessions.

Workshops will be hosted prior to the examination and provide additional practice sessions for calculations-based questions and data interpretation, as well as interactive Q&A sessions to enhance learning of the course material.

Revision workshops for other modules will include coverage of some key techniques that will have been referred to from across the degree.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100Invigilated exam: Attempt all 7 questions.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Examination tests the ability of an individual student to recall and integrate information under time constraints over a range of topics ranging from laboratory calculations to interpreting scientific data. There is no in-course assessment; marks from the examination, conducted in the main Semester 2 examination period, will account for 100% of the module mark weighting.

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