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The University of Birmingham 4.1 / 1487 reviews
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In Medicine, there aren't really modules to choose as everyone needs to know the same content to qualify as a doctor.

The course is split into different areas of the body during first and second year and you will receive teaching in different topics such as anatomy (with extensive teaching in the dissection room), pharmacology, physiology etc. Before you know it you will have learnt about the whole body in a lot of detail!

After that you spend 3rd to 5th year in hospitals learning about different areas of medicine. This is more hands on and is when you learn the more practical side of medicine.

Each year you are examined by multiple choice exams and the pass mark is 50%

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Excellent teaching with clear demonstrations and explanations in the lectures. I was happy that the module gave a good foundation that was suitably in-depth for the rest of degree. The most enjoyable module when it comes to the assessed problems also.

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03 19441
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This can be one of the most daunting modules because of all the statistics involved. But staff are really supportive. My top tip is to youtube how to run the analyses on SPSS- there's always some geek there willing to show you exactly how and what needs doing.

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03 23768
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The project/dissertation module was the most exciting and enjoyable module on the course. It was a chance to really step into the role of a sport scientist, involving students in independent research, recruitment, experiments and data analysis and presentation as well as report writing. It was a chance to work closely with experts in certain scientific areas and progress with own research which was interesting

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06 18190
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This module is worth 40 credits (or 1/4 of the first year) and spreads over two terms. It is 100% continuous assessment, however a set of quizzes and tests need to be passed in order to pass the module overall.First term focuses on basics of Java as a way of allowing everyone to catch up in terms of programming skills, ready for the second term content.Second term then covers topics of Java such as generics, networking and implementation of various data structures and algorithms.

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This was my favourite module in my final year. I did not know what to expect since I had never learned anything related to Russia before. I was pleasantly surprised by how interesting I found it. It was clear that my lecturer was very passionate about the subject and he conveyed his enthusiasm during his lectures. This made me want to listen to him carefully. The assessment comprised of a 3,000 words essay and an exam, equally weighted. This was a good thing for me since I got a very good mark in my essay but a relatively low one in the exam. However, someone who might have got a low mark for the essay might think that the essay is too heavily weighted. Overall I really enjoyed the module and I would recommend it to others.

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03 18450
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Topics in Medical Biosciences is a second year module open to all biosciences students. It covers aspects of all medical topics in a sufficient amount of detail. These include neurotransmission and associated disorders (ranging from depression and anxiety through to epilepsy), pharmacology and drug activity within the body, the role of blood and in particular platelets in the blood coagulation process and aspects of inflammatory responses.The module is well structured and really does lend itself to interlinking as I found that a lot of the basic underlying principles can be applied in almost any area of the course. This makes it easier to learn as it is a constant revision of these underlying principles.The module is complex but this is to be expected. However it can be very enjoyable and as mentioned before lends itself to high marks being obtained due to the overlap of so many different topics within the module.The module is assessed by 4 practical lab classes, each comprising 10% of the module, and one final sessional examination worth 60% of the module. The 4 lab classes are all fun and engaging as they allow you to apply the lecture material to real-life scenarios as, for example, you perform your own pregnancy test in one practical and follow the action of a particular drug through the body in another.The teaching is very good as the lecturers are all leading academics within these subject areas. It also helps that they are mostly all very friendly and approachable too and want to help you to achieve the best you can.Overall I really enjoyed this module due to the stimulating content which can be applied to every day scenarios outside of the lab and also the practical classes which are great fun.

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I've really enjoyed this module as the module leader was so engaging and interested in his subject. We had roughly the same lecture hours as practical time and in the practicals we all got to dissect a whole rat, a sheeps heart and a sheeps brain. I relly felt like this helped me to learn the anatomy of these animals in much greater detail then just looking it u in a text book. The module was assessed in a number of ways. We had a group presentation and then we got to make a plasticine module of any organ of our choice and then make a poster describing it!

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08 26858
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The module introduces students to criminology as the module presumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Lecture topics are nicely divided into easy topics such as ethnicity and crime, class and crime, gender and crime. The assessment was a 2,000 word essay on a question picked from a list of around 10 questions. Summer assessment took the form of a written 3 hour exam where the student must answer 3 separate questions.The teaching style was a one hour lecture with a power point and then a one hour seminar where the main points of the lecture were explored and complimented with the core reading.The module was very enjoyable and the teaching staff were efficient and easy to build a rapport with. The course complexity was not too high, more complex ideas/theories could be found in further reading from library books which can be found on the modules reading list.

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I really enjoyed this module as it was interesting to learn how, why and where Western tradition originated, which resulted in us considering lots of big life questions. I have enjoyed all my philosophy modules as you are given the opportunity to think about why the law was made, rather than just blindly learning and applying it.

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