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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Health Research)

1. Programme Details

Programme nameBSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Health Research) Programme codeUFS3EMSBIO01
Study mode(s) Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)St Luke's (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award6 (Honours)

2. Description of the Programme

Please note - this programme code is for the  Health Research pathway within the main BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences programme.

For full programme details please refer to the core BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences programme specification: 

For the BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences ( Health Research) pathway specific modules please see section Programme Modules below. 

 

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.

BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences (Health Research) Pathway

Stage 1 – same as Stage 1 of the core BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences programme

Stage 1


Stage 1 – same as Stage 1 of the core BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences programme

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CSC1005 Integrated Human Physiology 30No
CSC1004 Fundamental Skills for Medical Scientists 30No
BIO1332 Biochemistry 15No
BIO1334 Genetics 15No
BIO1337 Microbiology 15No
BIO1339 Cells 15No

Stage 2


If you wish to pursue the Health Research pathway, you are required to take 45 credits of compulsory modules, including the 15 credit CSC2007 Introduction to Health Research module, plus CSC2017 Ethical Issues in Health Research module. Further credits should be selected from the optional modules listed below, and those developed and advertised annually on the Medical Sciences web pages, to a total of 120 credits

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CSC2012 Disease, Diagnostics and Therapeutics (in third year for p/t students)30No
CSC2007 Introduction to Health Research (in third year for p/t students)15No
CSC2017 Ethical Issues in Health Research (in fourth year for p/t students)15No
CSC2023 Experimental Design and Statistics (in fourth year for p/t students)30No

Optional Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
BIO2092 Genomics and Introductory Bioinformatics 15No
BIO2088 Advanced Cell Biology 15No
CSC2008 Immunopathology 15No

Stage 3


If you wish to continue on the Health Research pathway, you are required to complete 120 credits at Stage 3, made up of 30 credits of compulsory modules, 45 credits of either CSC3028 or CSC3029 and at least 15 credits from the pathway-specific modules CSC3008 (Clinical Trials), CSC3018 (Health Economics), CSC3024 (Health Technology Assessment) and NEU3003 (Psychology Applied to Health)..  A further 30 credits may be chosen from the optional modules in Table 3 below, and those developed and advertised annually on the Medical Sciences web pages.  Enrolment on optional modules will be conditional on your having completed any required prerequisite modules at Stages One and Two.

Compulsory Modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CSC3019 Translational Medical Science (in fifth year for p/t students)30No

Optional Modules

a You must take one of these modules. You will initially be allocated to CSC3028, then transferred onto CSC3029 if appropriate following the project allocation process. For part-time students: take these modules in your final sixth year.

b You may only take one of these two optional modules: CSC3018 Health Economics and BIO3086 Cell Biology of Disease

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
CSC3028 Medical Sciences Literature Review (See note a)45No
CSC3029 Medical Sciences Research Project (See note a)45No
CSC3008 Clinical Trials 15No
CSC3018 Health Economics (See note b)15No
NEU3003 Psychology Applied to Health 15No
BIO3078 Cellular Basis of Immunity 15No
BIO3079 Molecular Basis of Infection 15No
BIO3086 Cell Biology of Disease (See note b)15No
BIO3092 Bioinformatics 15No
CSC3021 Rehabilitation Science 15No
CSC3031 Applied Data Science 15No

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:

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:

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:

7. Programme Regulations

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

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.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

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 (Health Research)

19. UCAS Code

Not applicable to this programme.

20. NQF Level of Final Award

6 (Honours)

21. Credit

CATS credits ECTS credits

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date Date of last revision

08/03/2023