The ability to co-operate effectively with professionals from other disciplines to identify and solve problems relevant to the real world is a critical skill for medical science professionals, whether you enter the health service arena, do research, or take your experience further afield. This unit will allow you to extend and apply your knowledge of the medical sciences by working with a team of students drawn from diverse backgrounds. Each team will work on identifying, refining and solving a problem from the real world, relevant to the skills and interests of the team. The potential project areas are as broad as the medical sciences themselves. They could be from the world of health care, sport and physical activity, or diagnostics, or be focused on developing new ways of education or research in the medical sciences, or be using human biology as an inspiration for an advance in technology or in the arts and design. By doing this unit, you will continue to understand and explore your disciplinary knowledge, while developing the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team to identify and solve problems, to collect and analyse data and to communicate your findings to diverse audiences. These skills are highly valued by employers and will be essential for both professional and research pathways in the future.
lectures, masterclasses, workshops; hands on practical sessions or site visits may be required
individual draft written assignment (20%), project structure group report (20%), group project written report (30%), in-class group project presentation (20%), team work evaluation (10%)
24cp of MEDS2XXX