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SM3002: FRONTIERS OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • this course covers many of the core concepts which form the foundations for advanced study in Biomedical and related sciences;
  • you will gain cutting edge, in-depth and focussed knowledge of cell function and cell signalling delivered in a research-driven environment in preparation for advanced study of similar material in the honours year; 
  • you will research a topic of choice and prepare a scientific review in a similar fashion to academic staff; 
  • problem solving exercises designed to illustrate the application of your knowledge in the wider world and advanced laboratory techniques are interwoven strands aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Fiona Murray
  • Lecturer Wenlong Huang

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will cover basic principles that are common to cell physiology, pharmacology and molecular and cell biology to encourage thinking across disciplines. To include receptors, agonists and antagonists, signalling and transduction mechanisms, voltage-gated and ligand-gated channels, synaptic transmission, and action potential physiology. It covers membrane biophysics and the properties of ion channels and gap junctions in addition to ion and non-electrolyte transport pathways. 12 week course, Thread I.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 10, 11, 13, 14
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7, 9 - 12, 15
  • 5 Lectures during University week8
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 13 - 14
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 16 - 17
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 7, 7, 8, 9 - 10
  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 7, 8, 8 - 9, 9

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
  • All continuous assessment will be marked with written comments and/ or model answers provided.
  • Course material will be discussed on a one-to-one basis during workshop sessions.
  • Revision sessions will be organised as appropriate
  • Students receive on-line feedback on completion of the online quiz.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Class Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
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Feedback
  • All continuous assessment will be marked with written comments and/ or model answers provided.
  • Course material will be discussed on a one-to-one basis during workshop sessions.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Problem Solving Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 8
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
  • All continuous assessment will be marked with written comments and/or model answers provided.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Student Selected Component (review article)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 7
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
  • All continuous assessment will be marked with written comments and/or model answers provided.
  • Course material will be discussed on a one-to-one basis during workshop sessions.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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  • All assessment will be marked with written comments and/or model answers provided.
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Resubmission of failed elements

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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