Programme Specification: Part II Pathology
This course is taught by the Department of Pathology
- to provide students with the opportunity for detailed study of the core principles of Pathology and to acquire specialised knowledge and understanding of selected aspects of Pathology;
- to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment where teaching is informed and enhanced by research, and to provide training in scientific principles and experience in the evaluation and practice of research;
- to provide students with analytical and presentational skills.
At the end of the course, students should
- have a specialised knowledge and understanding of key aspects of the scientific basis of disease;
- have developed skills in the analysis of arguments and data from research papers and of reasoned argument in written and oral presentation of scientific investigations;
- have research experience and developed basic skills by means of a project.
Teaching and Learning Methods
These include lectures, research seminars, supervisions, data-handling classes, small group teaching and experimental research.
Assessment for this course is through:
- four unseen written examinations (for aims 1-3 and learning outcomes 1-3);
- two unseen data-handling examinations (for aims 1-3 and learning outcomes 1-3);
- a dissertation of no more than 25 pages based on a research project undertaken by the student over the Michaelmas and Lent Terms (for aims 1-3 and learning outcomes 1-3).
Courses of Preparation
Recommended: NST Part IB Pathology