Key Skills in Medical Science
Rhedir gan School of Medical and Health Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Semester 1 a 2
Trefnydd: Mrs Bethan Davies Jones
This innovative module enables students to become first-class academics, to understand key scientific & informatics skills, to apply basic statistic tools and to analyse genes & proteins in a disease context. It also lays the foundations for high employability and success at the University.
A series of lectures and workshops will be delivered by module staff and invited speakers on areas relevant to core skills. These will include writing styles for science, literature searching, referencing and avoiding plagiarism, basic statistics, presenting scientific data, accessing and using specialist packages, bioinformatics, making the most of MS Office, career path planning and professionalism.
Category A (70%-100%):
An excellent student will demonstrate a wider understanding of the implications of the question beyond the obvious, a good grasp of the latest developments in the subject area (including its limitations) and a developed critical ability. Communication will be fluent and articulate, with an ability to engage the audience.
References/sources will be highly appropriate, scientific, well evaluated and extensively researched.
Evidence of in-depth critical thinking and wider reading is important for grades of A+ and above.
C- i C+
Category C (50%-59%):
A student achieving C level grades will demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the information requested and some knowledge of the subject matter though with some lapses in detail and accuracy of ideas. A reasonable attempt to communicate ideas will be made, with some evidence of consideration of the intended audience. References/sources will be appropriate though may be limited.
Category B (60%-69%):
A good student will produce a well-structured cogent argument demonstrating a good understanding of the information requested and knowledge of the subject matter. Communication will be coherent and matched to the intended audience. References/sources will be appropriate, scientific and evaluated well.
Category D (40%-49%):
A threshold student will demonstrate a basic ability to answer questions with relevant information, with some organisation of thoughts and understanding of the subject matter. Communication may have some misunderstandings evident but will show a basic understanding of the principles. References will be used but may be limited or may rely on less appropriate sources.
Develop personal development skills relating to time management, prioritisation of work, organisation and managing deadlines.
Demonstrate an ability to write a scientific essay, including accurate referencing
Demonstrate your ability to work with others.
Critique and provide feedback on your/other's work
Demonstrate the ability to effectively research the relevant literature, to understand the structure of scientific publications and to reference materials correctly.
Apply figures, tables and graphical techniques to describe scientific concepts/results.
|GWAITH CWRS||Genes in Disease||
This assessment will be associated with the bioinformatics sessions in semester 2.
|GWAITH CWRS||Group Infosheet||
Students will produce an info sheet to communicate scientific research to the lay audience. These visual representations of knowledge and information are designed to make complex ideas and large amounts of data easy to understand. This will be a group project with students receiving individual grades based upon their contribution to the final design.
|LLYFR LOG NEU BORTFFOLIO||Skills portfolio||
A portfolio of evidence that demonstrates key research and study skills, to include evidence of finding, reading and understanding an academic journal article, a referencing exercise and critical reflection on academic skills and practice.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Directed and self-directed reading around topics and the completion of assignments.
10 sessions per semester.
Lectures may convey substantial elements of the subject content, provide core themes and explanations of concepts, as well as set the scene for and inspire students' independent learning. Lectures encourage and enable students to develop skills in listening and selective note-taking, to appreciate how information is structured and presented, and to understand the means by which scientific information is obtained. The traditional format may be enhanced through the use of computer-based or other learning aids and interactive student participation in groups or by communication networks.
Please note, for 2021/22, a blended learning style of delivery will be used. Students unable to attend Bangor University campus will be able to follow all aspects of the teaching online. On-campus teaching may be integrated, subject to Covid-19 related restrictions.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Mentora - Gallu cefnogi, helpu, arwain, ysbrydoli ac/neu hyfforddi eraill
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
Plan and execute research, present coherent scientific arguments, evaluate the data collected, draw valid conclusions and communicate to expert and lay audiences. (benchmark: 5.3)
Synthesise information from a variety of sources to aid knowledge and understanding of medical sciences. (benchmark: 6.1.b)
Analyse, evaluate and interpret the research evidence underpinning medical sciences. (benchmark: 5.2)
Reflect on and critically evaluate own academic, professional and "practical" development. (benchmark: 5.4)
Knowledge of professional skills and practical procedures. (benchmark: 4.2. p)
Will have gained transferable employability skills in presentation, numeracy, statistics, problem-solving. (benchmark: 5.1)
Will be equipped with inter-personal skills including team building, conflict management, and display behaviour and attitudes required in a professional working life. (benchmarks: 6.1.i, 6.2.2)
Biomedical Science benchmarks:
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to engage with essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with molecular biology and medical genetics, and the basis of the analytical techniques used to diagnose and monitor human conditions. (benchmark: 6.4)
Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to a professional, evidence-based approach to research into the pathogenesis and origins of disease processes and the diagnosis and monitoring of disorders. (benchmark: 6.2)
Biomedical science graduates are aware of the current laboratory methods to investigate and diagnose human diseases in clinical and research environments. This includes an appreciation of research and the development of new technologies. (benchmark: 6.3)
Biomedical sciences graduates should recognise and apply subject-specific theories, paradigms, concepts or principles to reach evidence-based decisions. (benchmark: 4.2)
To plan and execute hypothesis-driven research or development work, present coherent scientific arguments, evaluate the evidence (including the knowledge of statistical tests) and draw valid conclusions and communicate to expert and lay audiences. (benchmark: 4.3)
To be able to receive and respond to a variety of sources of information (textual, numerical, verbal, graphical), carry out sample selection, produce record scientific records & analyse data within a statistical context (an understanding of statistical significance and statistical power), and to communicate the outcomes to a variety of audiences using a range of formats, media and approaches including the avoidance of plagiarism. (benchmark: 4.4; 4.5)