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23-24 Accredited 30 credits
23-24 Non-Accredited 30 credits
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All specialist subject modules on the BSc BMS programme have a 40:60 weighting of coursework to final exam.
The module will be assessed by a 3 hour examination under controlled conditions on the lecture material, together with two pieces of coursework designed to encourage extra reading beyond the lecture notes provided at the ethical workshops.
Feedback will be provided on all coursework and there will also be opportunity in tutorials to discuss student progress and understanding.
Details of the requirements for each component will be provided in the module handbook together with a marking criteria and mark sheet by which students can guide their performance.
This module contributes to:
The course syllabus for this level 6 (undergraduate level) module typically includes:
Integral to the module will be a series of workshops on ethical aspects of genetic testing and manipulation, including consideration of cloning, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and "saviour siblings".
On successful completion of this 30 credit Medical Genetics module, you will be able to:
For an applicant looking to top-up an undergraduate degree to obtain an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) accreditation, please refer to the Biomedical Science module top-up for IBMS/HCPC accreditationÂ for more information.
Modules can be offered either individually or collectively if you have had your first degree evaluated by the IBMS and require further Top-up studies in order to complete the educational requirement for IBMS accreditation.
Learning and Teaching
The module will be delivered as mix of lectures and integrated tutorial sessions - with computer-learning support together with a student centred research exercise on genetic testing.
You will be expected to be independently engaged in further research indicated by the subject matter covered in the lectures and indicated by specific reading and reference lists; you will be expected to develop the content with self-directed learning.
Scheduled learning includes lectures, seminars, tutorials.
Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading, case study preparation, assignment preparation and completion etc. These sessions constitute an average time per level as indicated in the table below. Scheduled sessions may vary slightly depending on the module choices you make.
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BSc(Hons) Biomedical Top-up
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