Module Overview

Professional and Scientific Skills

In this module students will be introduced to the proficiencies required for practice, codes of personal and professional conduct and ethics related to biomedical science and develop key scientific communication skills including academic writing, study skills and presentations. In addition the module will introduce students to the concept of point of care, in-vitro and molecular diagnostics. The student will also be introduced to key market players in this area and the trends in these market sectors.  As part of the 'students learning with communities' section of the module, students will design, develop and deliver interactive scientific educational demonstrations which can be safely demonstrated to children.

Module Code

BIOL 1012

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Career opportunities for graduates


Diagnostics market and key players


Roles and responsibilities of scientists


Scientific communications

Scientific communications in biomedical science including academic writing, referencing and presentationskills

Scientific skills

Introduction to the scientific method, hypothesis testing and evidence-based practice.

Codes of conduct


Learning with Communities

Design, develop and deliver interactive scientific educational demonstrations

Lectures, workshops, learning with communities, student-directed learning

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100