Module title: Trends in Biomedical Sciences

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

Module code: BMS10108
Module leader: Claire Garden
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science

Ability to access and evaluate journal articles. Critical appraisal of journal articles. Understanding of practical methods relevant to Biomedical Sc

Description of module content:

This module will focus on the identification and presentation of high quality and high impact research studies in the biomedical sciences. Your group will work to understand how research affects society and identify a recent piece of research that has been published as a journal article that has the potential to have a lasting influence on either how research is carried out in the future, or on society. It is likely that you will need to explore cutting edge research methods and draw on knowledge of areas across the biomedical sciences and beyond. You will be supported to deepen your understanding of these topics before your group presents the research article to your colleagues on the module. Your group will then lead a discussion about the perceived impact of the research with your colleagues. By the end of the module, you will have had the opportunity to learn about a number of leading-edge research studies whilst receiving and giving feedback about your communication skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Work with a detailed knowledge and understanding of biomedical sciences which is at the forefront of the discipline to present an impact case study and seminar on two relevant topics.
LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the principal theories, concepts and principles within modern biomedical sciences in your seminar, case study and discussions.
LO3: Use journal articles and methods of communication that are specialised and appropriate to biomedical sciences, as demonstrated by your seminar and case study.
LO4: Offer professional level insight into the impact of a piece of biomedical sciences research in your seminar, case study and discussions.
LO5: Use appropriate technology and skills to make a formal presentation to an informed audience about an important piece of biomedical sciences research.
LO6: Take significant responsibility for the work of others in your group work seminar.

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