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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Zoology in Relation to Medicine and Veterinary Science

Programme code:BS-ZOOL/RMVSUCAS code:
Duration:1 Year Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Alison Dunn Contact address:a.dunn@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

- Successful completion of the first two years of an MBChB programme at UK Universities or international equivalent.
- For international students proof of English Language proficiency will be required. In line with undergraduate medicine we require a minimum of English GCSE grade B or IELTS 7.5.

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

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Biosciences

Programme specification:

This programme provides a selection of Zoological modules for students who have completed at least the first two years of a medical or veterinary science degree and wish to intercalate into Zoology to obtain a BSc in Zoology. The objectives are to give these students an overview of zoological techniques in understanding the physiology, behaviour and interactions of a wide range of organisms outside those they would have encountered during their main degree. It also provides them with experience in designing, running and interpreting experiments.

For many medical and veterinary students, they will encounter issues for which they have had no formal training. This may be in treatment of unusual illnesses, parasites or animal bites, occupational health issues or animal care and treatment procedures. This degree will provide a grounding in essential zoology to allow those students to make better informed judgements during their careers. This programme will also expose those students to the design and statistical analysis of their own experiments so that they may more objectively analyse the medical and veterinary literature.


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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory module:

BLGY3345Biology Integrated Research Projects40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study at least 60 credits from the following optional modules

BLGY3105Applied Animal Science10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
BLGY3122Social Insect Biology10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3133Advanced Topics in Ecology20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3135Advanced Topics in Behaviour: from sex to death20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3152Advanced Topics in Human Genetics20 creditsSemester 1
BLGY3245Advanced Topics in Evolution20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3246Evolution and Population Genetics10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3247Advanced Topics in Conservation Science20 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3251Animal Developmental Biology10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY3273Animal Nutrition Science20 creditsSemester 2

Students who choose optional modules that are not Level 3 should be aware that they are required to pass 100 credits at Level 3 in order to be eligible for an honours degree.

Candidates may study no more than 20 credits from the following options:

BLGY2137Parasitology10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY2175Human Populations10 creditsSemester 1
BLGY2222Animal Behaviour10 creditsSemester 2
BLGY2223Organismal Evolution10 creditsSemester 2

Students who choose optional modules that are not Level 3 modules should be aware that they are required to pass 100 credits at Level 3 to be eligible for an honours degree.

Last updated: 03/08/2020 17:46:36

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