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SM1001: INTRODUCTION TO MEDICAL SCIENCES (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

  • Topics covered in this course span medical science through the ages; from ancient civilizations to the modern day science of genomics and synthetic biology.
  • Alongside lecture material, in depth practical classes will cover biomedical measurement techniques, forensic science and a research-based mini project.
  • Overall, this course is a journey through some of the key milestones that underpin the discipline of medical science we see today.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Gordon McEwan
  • Dr John Barrow

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

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 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.


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: Change marking of 3 lab reports to online tests. Students will complete a paper copy of the lab manual as normal, but students would keep the lab manual and use it to answer questions in a MyAberdeen online assessment. This assessment would be automatically graded with feedback without the need for paper copies of the lab manuals needing to be collated, distributed to markers, collected from markers, grades manually entered into MyAberdeen grade centre, and finally scripts being collected by students.

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

Formative Assessment

PRS-based MCQ in lectures/practicals Problem-solving sessions

Feedback

  • Practical reports will be marked with written comments.
  • Students given general feedback on performance during PRS sessions.
  • General feedback following problem-solving sessions.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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