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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BIOL2211 Human Diseases

10 creditsClass Size: 120

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

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Presentation51.507.50
Lecture101.0010.00
Private study hours82.50
Total Contact hours17.50
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Lectures delivered online via Collaborate and monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
- Online group presentation and short individual report (per student)
- MCQ online exam.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationGroup presentation (4 students per group)25.00
ReportEach student to produce a short Individual report ( to be submitted in the morning of the group presentation)25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment24 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

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: 07/10/2021 15:31:50

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