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SM3003: FRONTIERS OF APPLIED MEDICAL SCIENCES (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • this course covers many of the core concepts which are essential for advanced study in Applied Medical and related sciences; 
  • you will gain cutting edge, in depth and focussed knowledge of applied human physiology and adaptation delivered in a research-driven environment in addition to core practical skills; 
  • this will prepare you for advanced study of exercise physiology in the context of performance, health and disease; 
  • wider transferrable skills such as employment preparation, problem solving, 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 Michael Scholz

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

This course provides a cross-discipline based background to the physiological responses to exercise and to the adaptations that occur in response to repeated exercise (training). It deals with the factors which determine muscle strength, and with the responses to brief high intensity and prolonged exercise. There will be emphasis on the whole-body integrated response to different types of exercise, with emphasis on the following: muscle fibre recruitment patterns and motor control, cardiovascular and respiratory changes, thermoregulation and fluid homeostasis.


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

  • 2 Computer Practicals during University week9
  • 1 Computer Practical during University week13
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 7, 9, 11 - 17
  • 5 Lectures during University week8
  • 2 Lectures during University week10
  • 1 Practical during University week12
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8, 14 - 15

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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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Essay questions will be marked with written comments.

Learning Outcomes
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 13
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Essay will be marked with written comments.

Word Count 1500
Learning Outcomes
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
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Practical report will be marked with written comments.

Learning Outcomes
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 7
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Oral presentation is marked using a marking scheme/rubric, additionally writen comments will be provided as feedback.

Learning Outcomes
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Practical Skills Assessment

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 5
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Students are assessed on practical skills at the end of the practical, a marking sheet is used to assess skills and provide feedback.

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

Mock Exam

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Written comments will be provided on the mock exam question.

Learning Outcomes
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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Essay questions will be marked with written comments.
Learning Outcomes
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Resubmission of failed elements

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Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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