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Description

Programme Specification for the 2021/2 academic year

BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Pharmacology and Therapeutics)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Pharmacology and Therapeutics) Programme codeUFS3EMSBIO04
Study mode(s)Full Time
Academic year2021/2
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
St Luke's (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

 

Please note - this programme code is for a Pathway within the main Medical Sciences programme.

For full programme details please refer to the main Medical Sciences programme specification.

The Medical Sciences programme code is  UFS3EMSEMS01 & you can follow this link to the programme specification

;  https://ipams.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/descriptions/view/progDescId/37586

 

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

http://www.exeter.ac.uk/medicine/medicalsciences



Compulsory Modules

 

Stage 3


Optional Modules

60 credits of optional modules to be selected subject to availability.


6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate an integrated and detailed knowledge and understanding of the core biomolecular and biomedical science principles underpinning human health and important diseases
2. Demonstrate key competence in key biomedical and clinical science techniques and an understanding of key clinical methods
3. Demonstrate an understanding, with associated practical applications, of the key principles underpinning audit, basic and applied clinical research (including the critical appraisal of different research strategies)
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental contemporary theoretical, cultural, ethical, and regulatory bases of basic and applied clinical research practice within the UK and wider global community contexts

Structured small group learning sessions; lectures; practical laboratory classes; experiential placements; research project or dissertation; independent study, and personal tutor feedback.

ILOs 1-4 will be tested across the core and optional module formative and summative assessment, including essay examinations, short answer and multiple choice tests, written reviews, practical work and projects, quantitative problems, project report/dissertation, oral and poster presentations; project supervisor judgements, and reflective portfolio analyses.

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

5. Apply skills of critical thinking, problem-formulation, problem-solving, and rigorous scientific data handling to clinical science practice
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the key clinical science principles underpinning the prevention, diagnosis, and clinical management of important illnesses and diseases
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the key principles and challenges for healthcare planning and delivery, including the development and implementation of new health technologies
8. Demonstrate an awareness of key human science principles associated with human health, illness and disease
9. Understand and apply the expected performance standards in relation to scientific probity, multidisciplinary team-based practice, and recognise personal levels of professional scientific competence
10. Apply clinical science knowledge, theory and academic skills to help advance project(s) in a professional training placement setting

Structured small group learning sessions; lectures; practical laboratory classes; experiential placements; research project or dissertation; independent study and personal tutor feedback.

ILOs 5-10 will be tested across the core and optional module formative and summative assessment, including essay examinations, short answer and multiple choice tests, written reviews, practical work and projects, quantitative problems, project report/dissertation, oral and poster presentations; project supervisor judgements, and reflective portfolio analyses.

ILO 9-10 will also be assessed using peer and facilitator (personal development and professionalism) PDP judgements in small group sessions, portfolio reflection, and question and answer sessions.

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

11. Communicate effectively and competently with patients, healthcare professionals, professional training placement teams, and lay audiences
12. Manage time, work load, ambiguity, change, and stress effectively
13. Demonstrate effective personal development planning, based on self-awareness and reflection
14. Understand and apply key skills of effective management and leadership

Structured small group learning sessions; lectures; practical laboratory classes; experiential placements; research project or dissertation; independent study and personal tutor feedback

ILOs 11-14 will be tested across the core and optional module formative and summative assessment, including essay examinations, short answer and multiple choice tests, written reviews, practical work and projects, quantitative problems, project report/dissertation, oral and poster presentations; project supervisor judgements, and reflective portfolio analyses.

7. Programme Regulations

Assessment at stage one does not contribute to the summative classification of the award. The award will normally be based on the degree mark formed from the credit weighted average marks for stages 2, 3 and 4 combined in the ratio 2:1:4 respectively.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Personal and Academic tutoring : It is University policy that all Colleges should have in place a system of academic and personal tutors. The role of academic tutors is to support you on individual modules; the role of personal tutors is to provide you with advice and support for the duration of the programme and extends to providing you with details of how to obtain support and guidance on personal difficulties such as accommodation, financial difficulties and sickness. You can also make an appointment to see individual teaching staff.

Students on this programme will be supported by personal tutors, School of Bioscience Programme Advisors, and Pastoral Tutors.  Students will be offered termly meetings with tutors who provide guidance and feedback on assessment, performance, and personal development issues. 

Student/Staff Liaison Committee enables students & staff to jointly participate in the management and review of the teaching and learning provision.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(http://as.exeter.ac.uk/support/admin/staff/qualityassuranceandmonitoring/tqamanual/fullcontents/)

12. Indicators of Quality and Standards

The programme is not subject to accreditation and/ or review by professional and statutory regulatory bodies (PSRBs).

13. Methods for Evaluating and Improving Quality and Standards

The University and its constituent Colleges review the quality and standard of teaching and learning in all taught programmes against a range of criteria through the procedures outlined in the Teaching Quality Assurance (TQA) Manual Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Exeter Medical School

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

Not applicable to this programme.

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Pharmacology and Therapeutics)

19. UCAS Code

B105

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits

360

ECTS credits

180

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

01/05/2013

Date of last revision

09/09/2013