This is a practical degree and provides instruction in laboratory sciences and human clinical skills such as cardiorespiratory physiology and body morphometry.
Medical Science combines quality traditional teaching such as:
- Seminars and laboratory sessions
with modern educational approaches, and the course is based around a contemporary e-learning hub that provides:
- Educational video and animation
- Online quizzes providing a flexible approach to learning
You will be appointed a personal tutor for support, and will gain additional academic support from all other members of academic staff. This is a practical degree and provides instruction in laboratory sciences and human clinical skills such as:
- Cardiorespiratory physiology (Blood Pressure, ECG and respiratory function)
- Body morphometry (BMI)
- First Aid
Your precise timetable will depend on your modules, however, lectures, seminars, tutorials and face-to-face contact time will normally make up approximately 17 hours of study per week. You will be expected to do approximately 20 hours of self-directed study in addition to this for the completion of assignments and for research projects.
Teaching contact hours
Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the optional modules you choose to study. However, typically you will have up to 17 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 4 hours of tutorials (or later, project supervision) each week
Medium group teaching: approx. 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
Large group teaching: approx. 7 hours of lectures each week
Personal study: approx. 20 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities, etc.