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SM 1001
INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SCIENCES
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr G T.A. McEwan & Dr J Barrow

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

This course will introduce core disciplines associated with the School of Medical Sciences. Through exploration of basic human body function in health and disease, the course will engage students with the fundamental concepts of anatomy, physiology and neuroscience. This will lay the foundation for understanding the general principles of pharmacology, developmental biology and the biomolecular sciences. Discipline specific skills and techniques will be utilised to enhance understanding and to develop broader medical science skills and methods.

3 one hour lectures per week and one 3 hour practical/problem-solving class per fortnight.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%).  1 two-hour in course MCQ exam (50%) and completed laboratory reports (50%).

Resit: 1 two-hour MCQ exam (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).