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MBiol, BSc Biological Sciences (Integrated Masters)

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the level/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:
- demonstrate, and be able to apply a broad understanding of the concepts and information in a range of aspects of biological sciences;
- demonstrate understanding of a range of practical techniques that are routinely used to study biological molecules, cells and their components;
- demonstrate compliance with laboratory safety, ethical, professional and disciplinary boundaries.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:
- demonstrate proficiency in the design and implementation of simple controlled experiments;
- demonstrate proficiency in the recording, analysis and interpretation of data using a range of techniques;
- effectively communicate information, analysis and arguments in a variety of forms to different audiences;
- demonstrate an ability to use and evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;
- demonstrate skills in information handling, including finding information from appropriate sources, selecting relevant information and using information to solve problems;
- demonstrate organisational, self-management and decision-making skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- work effectively in a variety of roles within a team;
- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners, and proactively address learning needs.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects/competencies of the discipline/profession to complex, albeit standard, situations and simple, albeit novel or atypical, instances;
- work that is often descriptive in nature but drawing on a wide variety of material;
- demonstrating basic professional competencies relevant to the discipline;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;


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