BMS3007 : Research in Biomedical Sciences
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Lee Borthwick
- Lecturer: Dr Suzanne Madgwick, Dr Luke Gaughan, Professor Simi Ali, Professor James Allan, Professor Janet Quinn
- Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
• To appreciate experimental investigations in biomedical sciences and how these advance our understanding of human disease.
• To analyse in depth and critically review one scientific paper and present the results and inferences contained therein for discussion to a audience of peers: Specifically to:
o To consider study design, selection of appropriate methods, analysis of results and how these are presented in scientific papers.
o To consider the relationship between study aims, results and conclusions in scientific papers and how these test hypotheses and generate further studies.
• To produce a short critical report of the assigned scientific papers.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module provides students with an insight into the process, using real examples of published studies, of biomedical research and how this research contributes to advances in our understanding of human disease. In addition the module will develop a students ability to critically evaluate scientific experiments and interpret scientific data.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||1||1:00||1:00||Introductory Lecture|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||3:00||3:00||Seminar|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||2:00||2:00||Assessment based on a research paper|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||40:00||40:00||Group Learning|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Tutorial|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||48:00||48:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
There will be an introductory lecture – held by Dr Lee Borthwick to introduce the module and designated seminar session which must be attended by all of the students. After the introductory lecture, the students will attend a short group tutorials where they will be introduced to their assigned scientific papers. There will be 2 groups of students per tutorial at which the designated papers will be discussed and general guidance will be given. Each group will subsequently present their designated paper (12 minute presentation, 3 minutes discussion) at the seminar session attended by all students. Students are expected to lead and get involved in the discussion following each presentation. Additional marks will be given to students that provide questions and get involved in discussion.
In addition to the presentations, students will write a 1000 word critical appraisal on their designated paper.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||30||Group presentation of study papers|
|Written exercise||1||M||70||1000 word critical appreciation of designated paper|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Assessment of this strand will comprise:
1. Group presentation of their study paper (30%). This will be modulated by an assessment made by each student on the contribution of the other students in their group.
2. The 1000 word critical appraisal of their designated paper (70%)