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Concepts in Health and Medical Sciences

This module aims to give students a basic grounding in key topics, theories, principles, language, nomenclature and learning activities which will underpin ongoing study in the health and medical sciences.. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the different skills, techniques and perspectives that will frame ongoing study.

After completing the module, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the key concepts, theories and principles which will underpin an understanding of health and medical sciences
  2. Demonstrate appropriate use of standard terminology and nomenclature across a range of health care disciplines and interacting fields of interest, and appreciate the differences and similarities in scope and language through applied examples
  3. Extract, compile and interrelate relevant information from a variety of resources
  4. Demonstrate integration of information and concepts across the disciplines of health sciences and medical sciences

Hear all about the module from the module co-leaders, Dr Farhan Noordali and Dr Leda Mirbahai:



4 weeks

Teaching methods

You will learn through a mix of lectures, group discussions, interactive presentations and
technology enhanced learning.


1 x 1,500 word essay
1 x Synoptic exam