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The Assessment Strategy has been designed to support and enhance the development of both subject-based and more general skills, whilst ensuring that the modules learning outcomes are attained, as described below.
The written exam will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge on a broad range of topics through a series of short essay questions.
Continuous assessment will be provided by the use of three x 30 minute online activities embedded in the module. These activities will require UWE login. The module leader will have full access to up-to-date data to monitor progress and marks obtained by you.
Feedback at this level will also be provided online and will be by review of the tests after they have been completed and will include the correct answers (after the relevant assessment period has concluded).
The design of these online assessed activities will be varied, for example:
The first element will be an independent case study of direct relevance to your employment, which is to be prepared and presented for assessment as an oral presentation during a block attendance at university.
The second element is a contextual review of a recent article related to diagnostic advance(s) in a technique(s) of relevance to your employment, the content of which will be negotiated with the appropriate academic tutor.
Formative feedback is available to you throughout the module through group discussions, and in workshops.
You are provided with formative feed-forward for their exam through a revision and exam preparation session prior to the exam and through the extensive support materials supplied through Blackboard.
All work is marked in line with the Department's Generic Assessment Criteria and conforms to university policies for the setting, collection, marking and return of our work. Where an individual piece of work has specific assessment criteria, this is supplied to you when the work is set.
This module can contribute towards:
Blood and Tissue Sciences
Students will carry out case studies selected to illustrate the multifactorial and integrated nature of disease and its laboratory investigation. Indicative content includes:
Haematology and Transfusion Science: Haematology of normal and disease states, haemoglobinopathies and thalassaemias, anaemias, leukaemias and thrombosis. Laboratory investigation of disease states. The role of the laboratory in monitoring of therapy. Immunohaematology; including identification of blood group antigens, methods for antibody detection and compatibility testing and safety aspects of blood transfusion.
Homeostasis and malignant disease: Central importance of homeostasis, mechanisms of control and the consequences of failure. Concepts of disease and normality, reference ranges, mechanisms of cancer development at a
cellular level, haematological disorders and diagnosis and treatment.
Cellular Pathology: Microscopic analysis of cells and tissues. Preparative processes for microscopical analysis of tissues and cells. Cell and tissue stabilisation. Histological and cytological features of the disease state. Clinical
laboratory applications of cellular pathology; its role in diagnosis, prognosis and prediction.
Clinical Biochemistry: Diagnosis, screening and monitoring of disease through qualitative and quantitative evaluation. Diagnosis of Liver, Cardiac diseases and endocrine disorders. Drug toxicity and drug monitoring.
Immunology and Disease
On successful completion of this module you will be able to fulfil the following learning outcomes:
Blood and Tissue Sciences
Immunology and Disease
Learning and Teaching
You are expected to spend 72 hours on scheduled learning and 228 hours on independent learning. Theoretical material within the module will be presented to you in the form of regular lectures throughout each of the semesters in the academic year. During those times of work based learning, these lectures will be delivered online and involve a number of technological enhancements. The learning of lecture content will be reinforced through time spent in independent learning by the directed reading of recommended texts and through the use of technology enhanced learning resources that will be provided online.
This online learning and engagement will be delivered through several avenues:
Practical classes will include simulated case-study based investigations which will allow you to develop your analytical, interpretive and data handling skills.
The remainder of the independent learning time allocated to the module should be spent preparing written assessments for submission, and undertaking revision for the controlled component.
Scheduled learning includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstration, practical classes and workshops; fieldwork; external visits; work based learning; supervised time in studio/workshop.
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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30 credit level 3 module
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