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Module

BMS3008 : Integrated Biomedical Sciences

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Luke Gaughan
  • Other Staff: Dr Dominic Jones
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials42:008:00Non-sync online. via recorded PowerPoint/practice questions for discussion in workshops
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops21:002:00PIP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study190:0090:00General reading and revision
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lecture materials 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 during the workshop sessions. Lecture materials will be delivered non-synchronously as 3-4 30 minute sessions, but will maintain a common theme running across each individual part of the lecture. Each will be a pre-recorded PowerPoint presentation with audio link.

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

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100Online 24 hour take home paper. Attempt all 7 questions. There is no upper word-limit for each question
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.

Reading Lists

Timetable