BMS3008 : Integrated Biomedical Sciences

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 practise at comprehension and interpretation of scientific writing.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching11:001:00Seminar
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study191:0091:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Seminars 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.

Revision sessions for the semester 1 modules will be timetabled to coincide with the above seminars and 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 Examination1802A100To be scheduled as the last exam for this cohort of students. Attempt all questions
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Examination tests the ability of an individual student to recall and integrate information under time constraints, as well as to critique scientific literature.

Reading Lists