Analytical and Numerical techniques provides an introduction to mathematical and computational methods for modelling applications. Students will become more confident analysing and handling data key to their scientific degree choices.
Students will carry out their own independent research and data collection and sit two exams.
This module has been designed to improve students computer and ICT skills ensuring they feel confident with programming, HTML and computer systems. Students have access to the UNIC Learning and Technology suite and can also use the UoN computer rooms, which are open 24 hours.
Students will have to produce a piece of coursework and also take two exams at the end of the semester.
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
You need excellent communication skills in order to be successful, not only while studying in the UK, but throughout your professional lives. ILSC Level 3 prepares students to develop skills for independent and collaborative working. This includes academic discussion and presentation skills, active listening skills and effective academic reading and writing skills. Assessments are largely practical, with a combination of written assessments, a group presentation and final exam.
Introduction to Life Systems 1
Covers areas from cell structure (particularly in prokaryotic cells), infection, bacterial/parasitic/fungal/viral diseases and aspects of the human immune system and how our bodies are equipped to fight invading pathogens.Assessed: Essay (30%weighting) and exam (70% weighting).
Introduction to Life Systems 2
Covers all the major human body systems including the cardiovascular, skeletal, digestive and nervous system. Students learn about some of the key anatomical areas and physiological functions of the systems, as well as diseases associated with them.Assessed: Essay (30% weighting) and exam (70% weighting).
Problem Solving, Creative and Analytical Thinking
This module asks students to come up with solutions and learn to think analytically as well as creatively. They will develop their ability to approach tasks in an organised and orderly way in order to get the best results.
Students will do a presentation and also take two exams.
Covers the fundamentals of biology and chemistry. First half of module covers the biology content, everything from cell structure, cellular respiration and cell division. The second half covers chemistry including atoms, elements, types of bonds and chemical reactions.
Assessed: Two 50% weighted exams. One for biology. One for chemistry.