Loader

Biomedical Sciences (Developmental Biology)

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

Send an Enquiry

Course Description

In the first two years of your degree, you will gain a broad knowledge of subjects related to medical science and in scientific research methods. In addition, you will enhance your critical analysis abilities, while developing your interpersonal skills through team-working and oral/written communications.

Advanced knowledge of developmental biology will be acquired in the third and fourth years of the programme. Research in Developmental Biology is central to the search for cures for many human genetic diseases, including cancer, and is at the forefront of recent advances in modern medicine, which includes stem cell maintenance regeneration and tissue repair.

In the first two years of your degree, you will gain a broad knowledge of subjects related to medical science and in scientific research methods. In addition, you will enhance your critical analysis abilities, while developing your interpersonal skills through team-working and oral/written communications. Advanced knowledge of developmental biology will be acquired in the third and...

Read More

Course Content

  • Year 1

Year 1 will prepare you for more detailed studies of human physiology developmental biology that will be made in the second year of study.

Compulsory Courses

Introduction to Medical Sciences (SM1001) - 15 Credit Points

The Cell (SM1501) - 15 Credit Points

Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1 (CM1020) - 15 Credit Points

Chemistry for the Life Sciences 2 (CM1512) - 15 Credit Points

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Year 2 courses will build on your understanding of medical science and explore developmental biology in more detail.

Compulsory Courses

Physiology of Human Cells (BI20B2) - 15 Credit Points

Molecular Biology of the Gene (BI20M3) - 15 Credit Points

Human Anatomy A (BM2009) - 15 Credit Points

Foundation Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2001) - 15 Credit Points

Physiology of Human Organ Systems (BI25B2) - 15 Credit Points

Energy for Life (BI25M7) - 15 Credit Points

Human Anatomy B (BM2509) - 15 Credit Points

Research Skills for Medical Sciences (SM2501) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

In year 3, you will move on to focus on your chosen specialism of developmental biology, and your courses will reflect this.

Compulsory Courses

Human Embryonic Development (AN3301) - 15 Credit Points

Development of Organ Systems (DB3804) - 15 Credit Points

Principles of Developmental and Reproductive Biology (DB3006) - 15 Credit Points

The Early Embryo (DB3503) - 15 Credit Points

Genetics (GN3502) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 4

The Honours year aims to explore in depth, specific aspects of developmental biology. An important feature is the ten-week research project, carried out in research laboratories at the University or in local research institutes.

Compulsory Courses

Honours candidates are required to take both a two hour general examination (SM 4901) and a three hour problem solving examination (SM 4902) at the end of the Final Honours Year.

Advanced Molecules Membranes and Cells (Stem Cells and Regeneration) (BM4010) - 30 Credit Points

Evolution and Development (DB4002) - 15 Credit Points

Developmental Neuroscience (PY4302) - 15 Credit Points

Biomedical Sciences Honours Project (BM4501) - 60 Credit Points

Year 1 Year 1 will prepare you for more detailed studies of human physiology developmental biology that will be made in the second year of study. Compulsory Courses Introduction to Medical Sciences (SM1001) - 15 Credit Points The Cell (SM1501) - 15 Credit Points Chemistry for the Life...

Read More

Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Foresterhill Campus Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

Send Enquiry

Entry Requirements

SQA Highers - AAAB*
A Levels - ABB*
IB - 34 points, 6 at HL*
ILC - 5H with 4 at H2 AND 1 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above)*
*Including Chemistry and one other Science/Mathematics subject.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers - AAAB* A Levels - ABB* IB - 34 points, 6 at HL* ILC - 5H with 4 at H2 AND 1 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above)* *Including Chemistry and one other Science/Mathematics subject. English Language...

Read More

Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course;
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies learnt on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, year of...

Read More

Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
96%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
98% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
93% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
88% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
88% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
87% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
92% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
80% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
69% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
80% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
99% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
85% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
67% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
88% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
77% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
82% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
86% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
90% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
98% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
87% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
99% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
97% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
90% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
74% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
57% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points128

  • Employment Rate85%

  • Average Graduate Salary£17000

Related Courses