Module title: Biology of Disease

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS08100
Module leader: Charlotte Chalmers
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science
Prerequisites

BMS07102 Introductory Physiology

2018/9, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Charlotte Chalmers
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is taught by means of lectures and workshops. Lectures are used to describe and explain information, and to go through exemplars of case studies. Workshops are for students to work on examples of case studies in which they are given information relating to diagnostic tests, and are guided through the questions about the case. These workshops lead to a case study which students will work on individually.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment will be by means of 2 case studies which students work on in groups, and which are then peer assessed with the support of the tutor. The case studies will involve information relating to laboratory test results from a human patient, or from an experimental (animal) setting. Students will be expected to read around the case and the methods used in the tests, so that they understand not only how the tests were performed, but can interpret what they mean. The assessment will also require a short literature review, developing the skills of literature searching, critical review and scientific writing. The case studies will be worked on in weeks 5 and 8.



Summative Assessment:
The summative assessment is a case study from which students will answer questions and will have to provide a relevant, brief literature review. The format and marking criteria will be similar to the formative pieces of work. All learning outcomes are assessed in the case study which will be submitted via Turnitin by the end of week 13.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 33
Independent Learning Guided independent study 167
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1800
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module aims to provide an introduction to human disease at various physiological levels (cell, tissue, organ and system) and provide general principles that underlie pathological processes, such as cellular adaptation to injury, cell death, inflammation, tissue repair, and neoplasia. Examine the role of a biomedical scientist and methods required to analyze and understand specific human diseases.


Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Describe health and illness including the cause and classifications of disease
LO2: Explain the general principles underlying disease processes.
LO3: Review the methods of laboratory diagnosis and assessment of disease.
LO4: Identify signs and symptoms of some common diseases and relate these to the diagnostic tests
LO5: Interpret data from experimental and clinical cases relating to biology of disease


Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - AHMED N; DAWSON M; SMITH C; WOOD E (2007) BIOLOGY OF DISEASE: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, 1st ed.
Recommended - HOLT RIG; HANLEY NA (2012) ESSENTIAL ENDOCRINOLOGY AND DIABETES: WILEY, 6th ed.
Recommended - MURRAY P; PHILLIPS J; KIRK PR (2001) THE BIOLOGY OF DISEASE: BLACKWELL, 2nd ed.
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