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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BMSC3151 Intercalation in Biomedical Sciences

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Clare Tweedy

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Module replaces

BMSC3161 Intermediate Neuroscience (for BSc Neuroscience in Relation to Medicine students only

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is designed to give medical students taking intercalating degrees in the School of Biomedical Sciences the necessary background and skills to succeed. Students will receive training in academic writing, data analysis and laboratory report writing. Such skills will be critical for success in other Level 3 modules within the school, including Capstone projects.


The objective of this module is to ensure medical students taking intercalating degrees in the School of Biomedical Sciences have the background and skills for success during their intercalated BSc. This module provides opportunities to develop and apply key academic skills including essay writing, data collection in a laboratory setting, data analysis, statistics, and laboratory report writing.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module students will be able to:

- Evaluate current knowledge relevant to the discipline.
- Analyse and interpret data collected in a laboratory setting.
- Appraise experimental findings and communicate effectively via a structured laboratory report.

Skills outcomes
Academic writing; communication; data analysis and interpretation; practical skills; critical thinking; organisation; time management.


This module will consist of tutorials, pre-recorded learning materials and attendance at a lab practical. Scientific skills developed during this module include: essay writing, literature searching and use of referencing software, the importance of academic integrity, data collection, how to choose and apply appropriate statistical tests, and scientific laboratory report writing.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours15.00
Private study hours68.00
Total Contact hours17.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Formative feedback in tutorials and during the practical class.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course Assessment1500 words essay25.00
AssignmentData Analysis workbook25.00
Report8 page limit50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Any re-sits for the lab report can be achieved using exemplar data if necessary.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 12/05/2023 15:37:57


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