2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BIOL3112 Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 1
20 creditsClass Size: 70
Module manager: Dr Glyn Hemsworth
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|BIOC3111||Advanced Topics in Biochemistry I|
|BIOC3112||Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry I|
|BMSC3143||Advanced Topics in Pharmacology I|
|BMSC3144||Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I|
|BMSC3145||Advanced Topics in Human Physiology I|
|BMSC3146||Advanced Topics in Medical Sciences I|
|MICR3120||Advanced Topics in Microbiology 1|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesTo introduce students to a range of research topics in the broad field of biological sciences, and develop their ability to collate, critically analyse, and describe scientific information.
On completion of this module, students will be able to:
- have gained a knowledge of current research in a range of topics in biological sciences chosen from the list of topics presented, and with reference to their programme specialism, subject interests and career intentions.
The module will consist of a number of "advanced topic units", each of which will contain a series of lectures +/- other teaching sessions relating to a particular research topic within the field of biological sciences.
Students will attend, and do additional reading on, at least 5 of these ATUs.
This module is mutually exclusive with other Advanced topics modules in this semester within the faculty of Biological sciences.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||170.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading lists will be provided in association with each lecture as a starting point for self-directed learning around the material in each ATU.
An average of 5 hours additional reading/revision is allocated to each lecture.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackLectures delivered online via Blackboard Collaborate. Student engagement with lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||24 hr||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 11/08/2022
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