Module title: Cellular and Molecular Pathology

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

Module code: BMS10104
Module leader: Craig Stevens
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science


2019/0, Trimester 1, 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: Craig Stevens
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is taught as face-to-face lectures along with supporting tutorials. These lectures and tutorial cover all LOs 1-4 and explain core concepts of the module. The assessment strategy is outlined in week 2 both in a written and verbal format in order to allow students the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Each lecture includes a series of tasks or activities that require the students to develop and assimilate the information provided and develop their skills of critical analysis, data analysis, hypothesis generation and study design. Feedback is provided to individual students during the task as well as to the group as a whole on completion of the task.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs on a weekly basis by provision of tasks to complete during the lecture and feedback during the lecture.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment occurs in weeks 5 and 12, with an abstract and a hypothesis/ study design.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 250
Report 70 1,2,3,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The role of matrix metalloproteinases in inflammation driven disease.
The intracellular signalling pathways that control inflammation in relation to disease.
Environmental and genetic factors that drive susceptibility to disease.
Genetic and environmental factors underlying inflammatory bowel disease.
Etiopathology of rheumatoid arthritis.
Polycistic ovary syndrome and links to fetal programming.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Interpret scientific data and assimilate information from multiple sources.

LO2: Discuss the role of matrix metalloproteinases in a wide variety of disease processes.

LO3: Interpret published literature to explain the underlying mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and polycystic ovary disease.

LO4: Use scientific literature and skills of critical analysis to generate relevant hypotheses and study designs that address these hypotheses.

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