Biomedicine with Electronic Engineering BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Biomedicine with Electronic Engineering

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Biosciences
DipHE Biosciences
CertHE Biosciences

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UCD10009 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UCD10009 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

B900, H610, I50

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Biomedical science

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Biosciences and Medicine

Programme Leader

PLANT K Dr (Biosc & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

17/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide a high quality education in the various aspects of Biomedical Science for students with diverse interests and career aspirations (medicine, clinical scientist, researcher, scientific writer/editor) with a special focus the use of electronic devices in health care.

To further the student's knowledge of the fundamental principles of human physiology and Biomedical Science, to develop a deeper understanding in specific areas of biomedical science.

To develop within the student an understanding of how electronic and mobile devices can be designed to gather human health data and manage long term health conditions.

To provide the appropriate environment to encourage the development of the students interest in Biomedical Science and to help them acquire appropriate intellectual, scientific, technical and key transferable skills to promote self-directed and life-long learning.

To promote the development of cross-disciplinary communication skills in order that students can work within an interdisciplinary team to apply science and engineering knowledge to develop cutting-edge and innovative solutions to health-related challenges.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
An understanding of the principles of laboratory and computational-based investigation with respect to human health and disease. K DipHE QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
A good understanding of the basic principles of human biology as applied to the understanding of a range of health and scientific problems. K CertHE QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
A good breadth of knowledge in the field of Biomedicine in general, with a deeper understanding of areas of special interest. K CertHE QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
Familiarity with the appropriate nomenclature and classification systems used in the study of human physiology and disease. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
An appreciation of the ethical issues that surround Biomedicine and biomedical research. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
An appreciation of the principle components of electronic devices and the role of portable electronics in managing human health. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
Evaluate research findings and scientific literature and demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate appropriate sources of material and to critically assess it C 4.2
Demonstrate an understanding of research design and planning and the limits of scientific findings C 4.2, 4.3
Recognise that statements should be tested and that evidence is subject to assessment and critical evaluation C 4.2, 4.3, 5.3
Think independently, set tasks and solve problems C 4.2,5.3
Recognise the moral and ethical issues of investigations and appreciate the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct C 4.2, 4.3
Combine a knowledge of basic electronics with an understanding of Biomedicine to formulate strategies for collecting patient data in a real world setting C 5.1
Learn basic laboratory skills relevant to Biomedical Science. P 4.3
Analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data. P 4.2, 4.4
Take responsibility for planning and organisation of work both their own and in a team. P 4.7
Undertake investigations in a responsible, safe and ethical manner P 4.3
Develop advanced practical and/or computational skills relevant to a particular specialism in the biomedical sciences. P 4.3, 4.4
Learn independently T 4.7
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively to a variety of audiences (including Bioscientists, Health Scientists, Computer Scientists and Engineers) using a range of formats and approaches, using appropriate scientific language T 4.5
Work effectively and independently on a given project or task. T 4.7
Work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal/outcome. T 4.6
Apply statistical and numerical skills to biomedical data. T 4.4
Use the internet and other electronic sources critically as a means of communication and a source of information. T 4.5
An understanding of the key principles of good laboratory, clinical and field-based investigation and their application to a variety of aspects of Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
A good breadth knowledge at the molecular, cellular and organism levels with some degree of specialist knowledge apparent. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
Appropriate use of key terminology, nomenclature and classification systems used in specific fields within the Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
Engagement with many of the essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with a chosen discipline within the Bioscience. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
A basic appreciation of some ethical issues and the impact on society of advances in the Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1, 5.3 & 5.5
Synthesise information gathered different sources to address specific scientific questions C 4.2, 5.3
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of research design and planning C 4.2, 4.3
Recognise the on-going nature of scientific research in defining our modern understanding of Biosciences C 5.2, 5.3
Identify and solve problems using previously developed strategies C 5.3, 4.2
Demonstrate an understanding of ethical issues and the impact of advances in the biosciences encompassing an appreciation of the responsibilities of Bioscientists to wider society C 4.2, 4.3
With minimal instruction demonstrate competence in basic laboratory, clinical and/or field skills relevant to Biosciences P 4.3
With minimal instruction demonstrate competence in some of the key practical skills relevant to a particular specialism within Biosciences P 4.3
Accurately report and analyse bioscience data to draw conclusions P 4.2, 4.4
Follow detailed investigative protocols as instructed, and plan the work set out individually or within a team as appropriate P 4.7
Undertake laboratory, clinical and/or fieldwork as instructed, in a safe and ethical manner P 4.3
Employ learning and time-management strategies to organise learning effectively T 4.7
Communicate bioscience concepts in a range of formats using appropriate scientific language T 4.5
With minimal guidance work effectively on a given project or task T 4.7
With minimal guidance work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal T 4.6
Select and apply the numerical and statistical approaches required to analyse particular bioscience data T 4.4
Use academic literature, the internet and other electronic sources critically as a source of information T 4.5
Ability to recognise and outline the key principles of laboratory, clinical and/or field-based investigation within the Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Broad basic knowledge at the molecular, cellular and organism levels with some degree of specialist knowledge developing. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Recollection of much of the key terminology, nomenclature and classification systems used in specific fields within the Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Recollection of many of the essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with a chosen discipline within the Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Apply information gathered from suitable sources to address specific scientific questions C 4.2, 5.3
Recognise the importance of following research procedures accurately and the consequences of failing to do so C 4.2, 4.3
Recognise the place of research in defining new paradigms C 5.2, 5.3
Employ previously developed strategies to guide problem solving C 5.3, 4.2
Demonstrate an appreciation of the wider ethical issues of research and the impact of advances in the biosciences on wider society and the environment C 4.2, 4.3
With appropriate instruction, demonstrate competence in basic laboratory, clinical and/or field skills relevant to Biosciences P 4.3
With appropriate instruction, demonstrate an ability to perform some key practical skills relevant to a particular specialism within Biosciences P 4.3
Accurately report and analyse bioscience data to draw basic conclusions P 4.2, 4.4
Follow investigative protocols as instructed and perform the work set out efficiently either individually or within a team P 4.3, 4.7
Undertake laboratory, clinical and/or fieldwork as instructed, in a safe and ethical manner P 4.3
Identify own strategies for effective learning and develop time-management skills T 4.7
Communicate basic bioscience principles using appropriate scientific language T 4.5
With some guidance work effectively on an individual task T 4.7
With some guidance work effectively in small groups to achieve a common goal T 4.6
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills, with some guidance, to analyse simple bioscience data T 4.4
Use the internet and other electronic resources to identify appropriate sources of scientific information T 4.5
Ability to recognise the purpose of laboratory, clinical and/or field-based investigations within the Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Basic factual biological knowledge at the molecular, cellular and organism levels. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Recognition of some of the key terminology, nomenclature and classification systems used in Biosciences. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Recognition of some of the essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with a chosen discipline within the Bioscience. K QAA Benchmark statements for Biomedical Sciences (2015): 5.1 & 5.3
Identify suitable sources of scientific information C 5.3
Recognise the importance of following research procedures accurately C 4.2, 4.3
Utilise previously defined scientific procedures to illustrate bioscience principles C 5.3
Follow well defined schemes to solve problems C 5.3, 4.2
Demonstrate a basic appreciation of some of the ethical issues surrounding the Biosciences including the need to carry out biological procedures in a safe and ethical manner C 4.3
With detailed instruction, demonstrate some ability to perform basic laboratory, clinical and/or field skills in Biosciences P 4.3
Clearly and concisely report biological procedures and data and draw some basic conclusions P 4.2, 4.4
Follow basic laboratory protocols as instructed P 4.3, .4.7
Undertake laboratory, clinical and/or fieldwork as instructed, in a safe and ethical manner P 4.3
With support, take responsibility for own time-management and academic efforts T 4.7
Communicate basic scientific information T 4.5
With guidance work on specific tasks T 4.7
With guidance work in small groups on a specific task T 4.6
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills, under direction, to analyse simple bioscience data T 4.4
Use the internet and other electronic resources to identify appropriate sources of scientific information T 4.5

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
2

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.