University Of Edinburgh Medical Biology 1

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University Of Edinburgh Medical Biology 1

Undergraduate Course: Medical Biology 1 (BIME08004)

Course Outline
School School of Biomedical Sciences College College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken) SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Availability Available to all students
SCQF Credits 20 ECTS Credits 10
Summary The aims of this course are to demonstrate, through lectures and facilitated group discussions, the scientific basis of modern medicine; and the role of basic biological sciences in advancing medical knowledge. The course is suitable for first-year Biology students, as well as students with an interest in human biology and medicine from other Schools and Colleges.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Photocopying, notebook and marker pen.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 29, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 3, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 1, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 158 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) ICA: Write-up of practical project (15%);
concise write-ups of three Facilitated Group Discussion topics, expressing an argued viewpoint on the topics chosen (1×3%, 1×7%, 1×10%); give a group presentation (5%).

2 hour Examination (60%): Multiple Choice Questions (1 hour) and Extended Matching Questions (1 hour).

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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May) 2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August) 2:00
Learning Outcomes
The intended learning outcomes are to enable students (a) to understand the biological basis of a number of diseases of current interest, and the advance in biological knowledge in areas relevant to these; (b) to develop skills in assimilation of information related to particular research topics and balanced discussion in a group setting; and (c) to develop skills in the experimental design of a practical project, working within a group or a team, and in the collection, analysis and presentation of class data.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Facilitated Group Discussion: Tues 10-11am, Tues 11-12pm, Wed 3-4pm, Fri 4-5pm.
Practical: students attend one one hour practical. Tues 10-11, 11-12 or Wed 10-11, 11-12 in wks 2,3&4.
Students sign up for FGDs & Practicals in week 1 via webCT.
Keywords MedBio1
Course organiser Dr Carole Torsney
Tel: (0131 6)51 9881
Course secretary Ms Caroline Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3255