LSC-30028 - Advances in Medicine
Coordinator: Srabasti Chakravorty Tel: +44 1782 7 33685
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Level: Level 6
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 734414

Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None



Description for 2023/24

This module investigates modern advances in medicine that impact current diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a range of diseases. We will
highlight fast-emerging areas of research which are striving to improve management, understanding of health and disease.

Aims
Understanding the importance of scientific research and development of a variety of technologies in promoting advances in medicine that have the potential to impact prevention, diagnosis, treatment and control of disease.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Review and evaluate current research and developments in the use of a number of medical technologies that can impact health
: 1,2
Critically evaluate the benefits and limitations of these technologies and their application
: 1,2
Communicate information and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
: 1,2

Study hours

10x 1 hour tutorials/workshops/seminars
8x 4 hours engagement with asynchronous content
40 hours completion of assignments
68 hours independent study



School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 50%
Analytical Evaluation of a Research Article
The assignment will be based on ONE research article relating to ONE of the taught topics. The assignment should be no more than 1000 words. The assignment will be to: (i) Summarise the main findings of the research article and (ii) an analytical evaluation of the research article, designed to test the student┐s ability to critique the methodological approach, choice of statistical analysis and results presentation.

2: Assignment weighted 50%
Impact Evaluation of a Research Article
The assignment will be based on ONE research article relating to ONE of the taught topics. The assignment should be no more than 1000 words. The assignment will be to: (i) Summarise the main findings of the research article and (ii) an impact evaluation designed to test the student┐s ability to critically discuss the potential impact of a paper, including proposing new avenues of research.