Biomedical Science: Practice and Employability
Life Sciences (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
05 September 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC B990 Biomedical Science,
BSC B991 Applied Biomedical Science (NHS placement),
BSC B995 Biomedical Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B999 Biomedical Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC BD00 Biomedical Science (Including Foundation Year)
This module aims to introduce students to a hospital environment, as well as developing skills in Biomedical Science.
The module is a second year module; Part A, the Summer School, takes place after Year 1 Summer examinations.
The Summer School week at the University of Essex gives students an opportunity to have generic lectures and practical sessions. Students will have lectures and practical sessions in four major disciplines: Clinical Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Haematology/Transfusion Science. These sessions will be delivered by the NHS staff as well as academics. This module also gives the opportunity to further develop practical and transferable skills.
Part B: Employability. Transferable skills and career planning are increasingly recognised as being of great importance to graduates. Students will develop skills and understanding of assembling CVs, completing application forms and preparing for interview. A range of internal and external expert speakers will run workshops and other activities. Students will be enabled to identify the skills required to meet their career goals through Professional Development Planning (PDP).
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Including summer school, careers workshop and practicals
To pass this module students will need to be able to:
1. Demonstrate practical and professional understanding of a range of Biomedical Science topics;
2. Show understanding of laboratory work associated with each of the four major BMS specialities: Clinical Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology, Medical Microbiology and Haematology/Transfusion Science;
3. Demonstrate engagement with Personal Development Planning (PDP);
4. Show competence and safe practice in laboratory work, including effective observations, measurements and accurate records;
5. Demonstrate skills in information retrieval, communication, data analysis and interpretation, numeracy, problem solving and team work.
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Part A: Summer School: 5 days laboratory and workshop sessions
Part B: careers workshops and presentations
- (2016) Biomedical science practice: experimental & professional skills, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Moore, Gary; Knight, Gavin; Blann, Andrew D. (2016) Haematology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Ford, Michael. (2019) Medical microbiology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- (2017) Clinical biochemistry, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Selwa Alsam, Dr Aurelie Villedieu, Employability & Careers Centre, plus Tutors
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
No external examiner information available for this module.
Available via Moodle
Of 87 hours, 47 (54%) hours available to students:
40 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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