Co-requisites: BMS109

Aims/Description: This module will allow students to develop an understanding of the research areas in Biomedical Science that inform our understanding of disease and the development of novel treatments in biomedicine. The module will be delivered as a series of short research seminars, each focusing on a specific research area under investigation within the department. Assessment of the module will be a combination of an MCQ exam and coursework. The MCQ component will be an open book online exam that is completed during the module, assessing all seminars. For the coursework students will write a summary of one of the research areas.

Restrictions on availability: Student must either be taking BMS109 or have A2 Biology (or equivalent) at grade A or B.

Staff Contact: A Fidler
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Biomedical Science):

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