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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BMSC2230 Topics in Pharmacology

10 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Professor Asipu Sivaprasadarao
Email: a.sivaprasadarao@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Normally, completion of level 1 of a BMS programme or equivalent.

Pre-requisites

BMSC2120Scientific Skills

Co-requisites

BMSC2226Experimental Skills in Pharmacology

Module replaces

BMSC2314

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

This module has two sets of objectives:
- Subject-specific: to deepen and broaden, and reinforce understanding of, particular topics within physiology, particularly relating to modules being studied in parallel with it, and to introduce broader aspects of the subject not covered elsewhere in the course.
- Transferable skills: tutorials will cover and assess a wide range of skills, including critical reading, data analysis, and different forms of presentation.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, the students will have improved
(i) problem-solving and data analysis skills,
(ii) oral, on-line and written presentaion skills and
(iii) time keeping and group working skills.

Skills outcomes
Improved oral, on-line and written presentations. Improved problem-solving and data analysis. Time keeping and group working.


Syllabus

This module will consist of an introductory lecture (at the beginning of the semester) together with 6 tutorials, on a range of topics relevant to the Biomedical Sciences. Each module will be individually assessed, using different methods, to provide an opportunity to gain experience in a range of transferrable skills.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture11.001.00
Seminar62.0012.00
Private study hours87.00
Total Contact hours13.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

The private study time will be used primarily in preparing for the tutorials: learning about the topic to be discussed, and preparing a presentation using the method listed for that tutorial. It is expected that students will spend an average of 4 hours per tutorial either collecting material on-line, or using online support tools. The remainder of the time each will be spent using classical resources, and preparing their presentations where appropriate. There is no final exam, so no allowance has been made for exam preparation time.
Independent online learning: 24 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Attendance registers and marks will be collected from each tutorial and monitored by the module manager. This will allow an early detection of students who are struggling, and allow us to discuss it with the student concerned, and provide appropriate support where needed.

This module is mutually exclusive with other versions of this module.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Tutorial PerformanceVarious methods, including worksheets, oral and poster presentations, etc.100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

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

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 17/04/2019

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