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Biosciences: From Bench to Bedside (Module)

Module description

This module will give you the unique opportunity to discover how our world-renowned King's research units save patients’ lives and learn first-hand how research projects turn into treatment options for sick patients. It is aimed at undergraduate students in biological sciences from across the world, who have completed their second year of undergraduate study, and are looking to learn from world-leading scientists, access specialist laboratories and visit world-famous science museums.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. This is an example timetable from 2017 so content and timings are subject to change.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • gained privileged access to King's pioneering research, teaching and laboratories.
  • gained experience of themes of bioscience research currently undertaken at the faculty.
  • experienced the skills used by researchers to communicate your work preparation of a poster, a presentation and a short written article.
  • improved your knowledge of academic, analytical and data interpretation skills. 

Staff information

Taught by the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine, King's College London 

Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

  • Preparation and presentation of a poster (33%)
  • Preparation and presentation of a scientific paper (33%)
  • Preparation of a short newspaper article (34%)

Key information

Module code 0ZSS0163

Credit level 4

Assessment coursework presentation/s

Credit value Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No