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Unit information: Human Development and Pregnancy in 2021/22

Unit name Human Development and Pregnancy
Unit code MEDIM0012
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Dr. Christy Burden
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

Unit aims:

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of human fetal and newborn development and growth and the factors that influence normal and abnormal development of key body systems.
  • To describe and demonstrate monitoring and screening methods of fetal abnormalities and the management of pregnancies with fetal abnormalities.
  • To explore the course of normal pregnancy and birth and to describe the common complications associated with these processes.

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • explain the process of human fetal and newborn development and growth.
  • describe factors that influence normal and abnormal human fetal and newborn development and growth.
  • identify the routine clinical techniques employed for the measurement of fetal growth and for the identification of common malformations.
  • describe the course of normal pregnancy and birth, and the common complications associated with these processes.

Teaching Information

Lectures/Seminars Synchronous discussion sessions Self-directed study Peer-to-peer learning (group work/presentations) Asynchronous discussion forums

Assessment Information

Coursework (contributing a total of 60% to the Unit):

  • Essay (1 x 1500 words) 30%
  • Practical Log Book (2 x tasks) 30%
  • Formative MCQs not marked

End of Unit assessment (contributing a total of 40% to the Unit)

  • A timed, open book end of unit written assessment.

Resources

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If you are unable to access a list through Blackboard, you can also find it via the Resource Lists homepage. Search for the list by the unit name or code (e.g. MEDIM0012).

How much time the unit requires
Each credit equates to 10 hours of total student input. For example a 20 credit unit will take you 200 hours of study to complete. Your total learning time is made up of contact time, directed learning tasks, independent learning and assessment activity.

See the Faculty workload statement relating to this unit for more information.

Assessment
The Board of Examiners will consider all cases where students have failed or not completed the assessments required for credit. The Board considers each student's outcomes across all the units which contribute to each year's programme of study. If you have self-certificated your absence from an assessment, you will normally be required to complete it the next time it runs (this is usually in the next assessment period).
The Board of Examiners will take into account any extenuating circumstances and operates within the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes.

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