Core Module Information
Module title: Trends in Biomedical Sciences

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

Module code: BMS10108
Module leader: Craig Stevens
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

Requisites: AND Pre-requisite: Students should have an understanding of level 9 pharmacology and molecular biology subjects. Students should have understanding of practical methods relevant to Biomedical Sciences. Students should have the ability to evaluate and critically appraise scientific journal articles. AND AND Pre-requisite: [Module BMS09112] Molecular Biology of the cell AND Pre-requisite: [Module BMS09111] Pharmacology and Pathobiology

Description of module content:

You will be introduced to ground breaking technologies that are impacting society and changing the way we study biology and understand disease. You will investigate a selected contemporary topic within the Biomedical Sciences discipline (e.g. Stem cells, Genome editing, Immunotherapy), and identify and critically evaluate high quality and high impact research studies. You will communicate your findings by presenting a seminar and by synthesis of an impact case study. By the end of the module, you will have had the opportunity to learn about a number of cutting-edge research areas whilst developing your critical analysis and scientific communication skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of an area of current interest in the Biomedical Sciences.

LO2: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the theories, concepts and principles within modern Biomedical Sciences.

LO3: Use journal articles and additional methods of communication that are specialised and appropriate to Biomedical Sciences.

LO4: Offer professional level insight into the impact of Biomedical Sciences research on society.

LO5: Exercise autonomy and initiative for the development of the subject material under investigation.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Face To Face Seminar 20
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS10108 Trends in Biomedical Sciences