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19-20 Accredited 30 credits
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The coursework based assessments will cover the broad curriculum via a laboratory based assessment and a personal research-based poster presentation (on a current topic relevant to pathology).
The final summative assessment will be in the form of an end of module exam.
You will be asked to write a report based on the stain theory practical class, but will be expected to demonstrate extensive further reading on both the technical and pathological aspects of the work. This will allow you to critically evaluate scientific literature and current clinical practice.
The second coursework element will require you to produce a poster based on a piece of current research in either cancer biology or histopathology. You will be expected to provide an oral defence of this poster.
The final element is a three hour examination comprising of essay type questions. Allowing you to demonstrate both the breadth and depth of knowledge of the topics.
In addition to these assessments, you will be given formative feedback in lectures and tutorials.
This course can contribute towards:
Technical aspects of Cellular Pathology
Principles of Cancer Biology
Tissues and Organs: Pathology and Investigation
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
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 majority of the taught material will be delivered as lectures, complemented by tutorials and practical classes, but divided into discrete sections:
In addition to lectures, and practicals, you are expected to prepare for tutorial sessions by carrying out designated reading tasks. Furthermore, you are expected undertake further independent reading - with guidance given during lectures. This reading is designed to support your learning both for the completion of coursework, but also in preparation for the final exam to ensure both breadth and depth to their knowledge.
The expected time dedicated to independent learning is 228 hours.
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BSc(Hons) Biomedical Top-up
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