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2017/18 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Human Physiology in Relation to Medicine

Programme code:BS-HMPSIO-RMUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Jonathan Lippiat Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

Successfully passed second year of medical or dental course.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Faculty of Biological Sciences Undergraduate School: School of Biomedical Sciences

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences Benchmark, Year 3 only

Programme specification:

The programme will:

- provide students with advanced study of specialist areas such as cellular physiology, neuroscience and integrative physiology, broadly reflecting the research interests of the teaching staff, during the third year of the programme;

- require students to undertake either a literature or laboratory project, in the context of studying experimental design and practice;

- provide opportunities to develop competency in transferable skills, including communication skills, problem solving, experimental design, data and information retrieval, integration, analysis and interpretation, using statistics and computing/information technology as appropriate;

- manage student progress effectively and provide appropriate support and guidance;

- provide high quality learning resources to support the objectives of the programme.

Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates will be required to study 120 credits

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

BMSC3140Advanced Scientific Skills20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3235Advanced Topics in Human Physiology II20 creditsSemester 2
BMSC3301Research Project in Biomedical Sciences40 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 40 credits from the following optional modules:

BMSC3101Inherited Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3138Cellular Cardiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3139Systems Neurophysiology10 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3145Advanced Topics in Human Physiology I20 creditsSemester 1
BMSC3149Drug Development: Pre-Clinical to Practice10 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 10 credits of discovery modules with the approval of the Programme Leader.

Last updated: 26/04/2017


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