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Certificate of Higher Education Pre-medical Studies


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Biomedical and Life Sciences (Division of)
UCAS Code: A900 Duration/Length: 1 Year(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Dr GM Brown
Total Credit Points: 120

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    Educational aims of the scheme of study
     
     Subject Specific Aims

     To provide a structured and broad understanding of medical and biochemical processes, including a molecular and genetic knowledge of living organisms both in health and disease

    • To provide knowledge and experience of careers within the NHS

    -         To provide students with the opportunity to collect, analyse and present observations and experimental data

    -         To enable students to apply quantitative techniques in scientific analysis

    • To equip students with the ability to synthesise and critically evaluate information from a variety of sources
    • To train students to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
    • To develop students' numerical skills

                General Educational Aims

    • To provide educational opportunities to students with non-standard qualifications and/or backgrounds
    • To encourage academic curiosity which will prepare students for lifelong learning

    -         To develop critical and analytical problem-solving skills

    -        To develop general/transferable skills so as to prepare students for graduate employment, e.g. ability to; work independently or as part of a team, use relevant information technology, demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills, be self-reliant, manage time and work to deadlines

    • To equip students with the intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to further study
    • To prepare students for successful entry to medical school
    • To prepare students for direct second year entry to life science degree schemes, e.g. at Lancaster could qualify for Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences, etc.

     

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

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    INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

     

                Subject Specific : Knowledge, Understanding and Skills 

    At the end of the scheme of study students will have

     

    • Acquired a structured and broad understanding of medical and biochemical processes, including a molecular and genetic knowledge of living organisms both in health and disease
    • Knowledge and experience of careers within the NHS

    -         Had the opportunity to collect, analyse and present observations and experimental data

    -         Applied quantitative techniques in scientific analysis

    • Practiced the synthesis and critical evaluation of information from a variety of sources
    • Had the opportunity to formulate and test concepts and hypotheses
    • Developed numerical skills

     

                General : Knowledge, Understanding and Skills (to include personal development and employability skills)

    At the end of the scheme of study students will have

     

    • Academic curiosity which will prepare them for lifelong learning

    -         Developed critical and analytical problem-solving skills

    -        Developed general/transferable skills to prepare them for graduate employment, e.g. ability to; work independently or as part of a team, use relevant information technology, demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills, be self-reliant, manage time and work to deadlines

    • The intellectual and practical skills necessary for progression to further study
    • Satisfactory academic and experiential foundations for an application to medical school
    • Satisfactory academic background for direct second year entry to life science degree schemes, e.g. at Lancaster could qualify for Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Natural Sciences, etc.

     

    Learning AND Teaching Strategies and Methods

     

                Subject : Specific Knowledge, Understanding and Skills 

                           

    Knowledge will be acquired mainly through lectures and student-centred learning, supported by smaller group, workshop/seminar sessions.  A detailed course handbook (paper-based and on-line) will state the learning objectives for each module so that students will know what is expected of them. Teaching staff will encourage students to expand the fundamental information provided in lectures by directed further reading. Practical classes will involve the generation and interpretation of numerical data. Dialogue with staff is encouraged and supported by an open-door policy and use of discussion pages within a virtual learning environment.

     

     

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