2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BMSC2119 Experimental Skills
10 creditsClass Size: 200
Module manager: Dr Charlotte Haigh
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
|BMSC1213||Basic Laboratory and Scientific Skills 2|
Module replacesBMSC2302, 2303, 2305 and 2307
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of the module students should be able to:
- discuss ethical issues relating to experiments in biomedical sciences;
- state the basic principles of experimental design;
- use simple statistics and other basic mathematical techniques to analyze and interpret data;
- report experimental findings in a manner similar to publications in the biomedical literature;
- use some experimental techniques relevant to modern biomedical sciences, and
- use scientific literature in an appropriate manner and reference published work correctly.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
- identify ethical issues in relation to human and animal experimentation;
- identify the need for and apply statistical analyses to data;
- locate and select scientific information to support arguments, and
- describe the basic principles of the techniques used in practical classes.
- Students will have worked effectively in groups, shown skills in data handling and effectively communicated experimental findings by written report.
Students will be introduced to the ethics of experimentation and taught the principles of experimental design and the essential statistical and mathematical methods necessary for completion of the module.
Practical exercises will focus on some key methods in biomedical sciences.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||70.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study70 hours - analysis of data, review of literature, writing laboratory reports and preparation for exam
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackAttendance at practicals.
Example short answer questions to be provided on Minerva.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||40.00|
Any absence from a practical class will attract a v-code. To remove the v-code the student must submit a lab report, based on data provided to them, by a given deadline. The lab report will be check marked to determine it has reached a pass standard. Feedback will not be provided on it.
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||1 hr 00 mins||60.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||60.00|
short answer question exam (choose 3 from 4).
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 17/04/2019
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