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Advanced Research Topics in Biomedical Sciences - BIO00063M

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  • Department: Biology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Rachel Hope
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2021-22

Module aims

The overarching aim is for students to write a scientific essay that addresses a contemporary research question within their chosen discipline of Biomedical Sciences
Students will develop their own research question and plan their essay through attending:
i) research-led lectures on complementary topics within their discipline
ii) supporting workshops that focus on writing skills and interpreting and critiquing the scientific literature, through small group activities.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content
Students will have:
A comprehensive and critical understanding of research topics in the areas of Biomedical Sciences
Knowledge of a range of experimental approaches and techniques in the fields of Biomedical Sciences
Academic and graduate skills
Students will be able to:
Communicate, and critically evaluate peer-reviewed scientific literature in topics relating to their chosen discipline through oral and written presentations.
Synthesise an argument that draws on several (potentially contradicting) sources.
Provide constructive feedback on written work


Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
N/A 100

Module feedback

Students are invited to submit draft project report for comments by director by end of Spring term. Specific guidance on the feedback that should be provided is available on the VLE for current undergraduates and directors.

Feedback on the summative assessments are provided in the form of written feedback from markers.

Indicative reading

These are available through the VLE module site.

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