Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course focuses on developing core skills for medical scientists and is required for all students with degree intentions in the School of Medical Sciences. The course is designed to increase confidence and competence in numerical manipulations, to understand and interpret different ways of presenting scientific data, to comprehend simple statistical analysis and how to use it, to understand the basis of scientific investigation and the importance of hypothesis driven enquiry, to practice numerical and practical skills, and to develop transferable skills related to teamwork, time management, communication and information technology. These skills are delivered by means of PRS-led workshops that students undertake in groups of 3, online practice questions and problem solving tasks in the context of scientific research, and individual assessments under examination conditions. Supervision is provided by a number of academic staff, bestowing expert advice as well as fostering student-staff engagement and encouraging conversation and tuition among your peers and lecturers.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: There are 5 assessments and a practical project. Each assessment has to be passed, students retake any failed assessment until they pass, although limited to a CAS 9 for any attempt other than their first.
PRS-based questions in the lectures. Workshop material allows them to practise the skills with lots of staff for assistance and feedback. Practice questions give full feedback on the answers.