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BIOL2211 Human Diseases

10 creditsClass Size: 120

Module manager: Professor Michelle Peckham
Email: m.peckham@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Satisfactory progression in any Level 1 course within the Faculty of Biological Sciences

Module replaces

BIOC2120 Eukaryotic Metabolism in Health and Disease

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This is a module about human diseases, that combines lectures with in-course presentations by the students.

Objectives

This module covers a range of human diseases, both inherited and environmentally linked.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- Have an awareness of current knowledge about the diagnosis, basis, and treatment of human diseases;
- Describe the general principles involved in the study of human diseases;
- Assess web-based database, together with selected papers from the scientific literature;
- summarize the available data on selected human diseases;
- present summarized data clearly and coherently in oral communications and in written summaries;
- Plan time effectively to complete in course assessments;
- Work in a team to generate report and presentations, with internal critique within the group, decisions as to how to manage group task etc.

Skills outcomes
- Managing Knowledge: Sourcing / selecting / interpreting data; problem solving.
- Technical Competence: Analysing data; IT skills.
- Managing Self-Planning; Time management.
- Managing Interrelationships, Teamwork; Decision taking; Learning from others; Sharing; Receiving critique.


Syllabus

This module covers a range of human diseases, both inherited and environmentally linked.

These include heart and vascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, dermatitis, and diseases linked to diet deficiencies.

The basics of the different diseases will be covered in 10 lectures, and students will be allocated topics for further research and presentation as part of their in-course assessments.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Presentation41.506.00
Lecture101.0010.00
Private study hours84.00
Total Contact hours16.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Student attendance at lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
- Participation in group project and in-course assessments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group ProjectA short (4 minute) scientific talk, on the key aspects of the disease and the latest research findings; A short scientific report related to the disease topic, focussed on key aspects of the disease, latest research findings;30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 30 mins70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 15/08/2019

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