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BM4301: THE SCIENCE OF AGEING - FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

  • this course integrates advanced physiological concepts across the continuum of life; 
  • fundamental biomedical scientists meet with advanced clinical practitioners to facilitate an enquiry and interest based learning experience; 
  • with an aging population and ever increasing number of children with complex health challenges, you will be prepared to progress along a range of careers threads and understand the dynamic interplay between individuals and their changing physiological, psychological, pharmacological and biochemical needs for lifelong health and wellbeing; 
  • state of the art practical classes deliver hands on science and clinical skills to develop professional preparation and knowledge based practice

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Derek Scott

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge and insight, based on current scientific research, in the issues associated with the process of aging. Common diseases that are highly prevalent in the elderly will be investigated and lifestyle approaches that could affect those diseases will be considered.

Further Information & Notes

Available only to students in programme year 4.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour essay examination (70%) and in-course assessment (30%). Continuous assessment comprises: 2 laboratory reports Resit: 1 two-hour essay examination (70%) and previous continuous assessment (30%).

Formative Assessment

- Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen - Problem-solving sessions

Feedback

- Practical reports will be marked with written comments. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during a lecture/feedback session. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Feedback on problem-based learning exercise.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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