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School of Clinical and Applied Sciences: Teaching 2020-21


This page was last updated: 26/06/20, 11:27.

You will experience a blended approach to learning – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and remote teaching and learning. The learning content you will receive will be as planned for the academic year 2020/2021 before the Covid-19 outbreak.

We are working within government social distancing measures so we are not planning to deliver large-group teaching on campus throughout 2020/2021. This will ensure that maximum space will be available for small-group teaching.

In most cases, the taught content will also be available online so you can still access it if you can’t attend campus due to the pandemic (for example, due to self-isolation, shielding or travel restrictions).

We will prioritise face-to-face teaching and practical teaching to meet any requirements of relevant professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PSRB) if your course includes these elements. This will ensure that your course retains its full professional status.

We can confirm that the academic year 2020/2021 will start on the dates that we have already published in the academic calendar. Course delivery will typically be in three 10-week blocks.

Course Structure

We are still in the process of finalising arrangements for some of our courses to ensure that we are compliant with PSRB requirements, operate safely, and provide the best possible learning experience. As soon as we are able to confirm these, including face-to-face contact hours where this detail is missing, we will do so.

Plus Icon Biomedical Sciences

Course

Level of study

Face-to-face on campus teaching

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

Additional information

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (All pathways)*

4

22 lab hours in Block 1, 16 of them Practical and Study Skills (including lab exam), 6 of them in Principles of Pharmacology

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (straight pathway)*

5

8 lab hours of Professional Scientific Practice and 4 lab hours of Transfusion Science in Block 1

3 x 10 week  blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology pathway)*

5

8 lab hours of Professional Scientific Practice and 4 lab hours of Transfusion Science in Block 1

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacological Science pathway)*

5

8 lab hours of Professional Scientific Practice and 4 lab hours of Transfusion Science in Block 1

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Biochemistry pathway)*

5

8 lab hours of Professional Scientific Practice and 4 lab hours of Transfusion Science in Block 1

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Biotechnology pathway)*

5

8 lab hours of Professional Scientific Practice and 4 lab hours of Transfusion Science in Block 1

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (straight pathway)*

6

6 lab hours in Clinical Biochemistry in Block 1. Project lab hours to come in Block 2

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Microbiology pathway)*

6

6 lab hours in Clinical Biochemistry in Block 1. Project lab hours to come in Block 2

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacological Science pathway)*

6

3 lab hours in Block 1 in Advances in Pharmacology. Project lab hours to come in Block 2

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Biochemistry pathway)*

6

6 lab hours in Clinical Biochemistry in Block 1. Project lab hours to come in Block 2

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Bsc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Medical Biotechnology pathway)*

6

12 lab hours in Medical Biotechnology in Block 1. Project lab hours to come in Block 2

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Msc Biomedical Science*

7

15 lab hours of Advanced Practical Skills in Block 1.

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

MSc Medical Biochemistry*

7

15 lab hours of Advanced Practical Skills in Block 1.

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

MSc Medical Microbiology*

7

15 lab hours of Advanced Practical Skills in Block 1.

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

Msc Biomedical Science Research*

7

15 lab hours of Advanced Practical Skills in Block 1.

3 x 10 week blocks

All lectures delivered online with supplementary online tutorials

*Please note: This course will not be fully taught online and will require students to attend on campus practical sessions.

Plus Icon Nutrition & Dietetics

Course

Level of study

Face-to-face on campus teaching

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

Additional information

BSc (Hons) Dietetics*

4

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Summer 3 week placement

BSc (Hons) Dietetics*

5

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

2 blocks of 10 weeks
1 block of 7 weeks

Summer placement begins in teaching block 3

BSc (Hons) Dietetics*

6

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

1 block of 10 weeks

Placement lies over teaching blocks 2 and 3. Modules and dissertation during latter part of block 3 and the summer

BSc (Hons) Nutrition*

4

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Nutrition*

5

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Optional Summer 6 week placement

BSc (Hons) Nutrition*

6

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MSc Dietetics*

7 (Y1)

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

3 week placement lies within teaching block 2

MSc Dietetics*

7 (Y2)

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

3 blocks of teaching

Placements lie within teaching blocks 1 and 3 and dissertation/module completion during summer 2021

MSc Nutrition in Practice*

7

Mix of face-to-face, practical sessions and online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Dissertation completion following teaching blocks

*Please note: This course will not be fully taught online and will require students to attend on campus practical sessions.

Plus Icon Safety & Environmental Health

Course

Level of study

Face-to-face on campus teaching

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

BSc (Hons) Safety Health and Environmental Management*

4

2 x 3.5 hour workshops for New and Developing Practitioner module.

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Safety Health and Environmental Management*

5

6 hours (1 day) of practical activity for the Environmental Management Module

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Safety Health and Environmental Management*

6

None currently planned, but keeping under review

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Environmental Health*

4

2 x 3.5 hour workshops for New and Developing Practitioner module.

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Environmental Health*

5

6 hours (1 day) practical activity for the Environmental Management Module

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

BSc (Hons) Environmental Health*

6

None currently planned, but keeping under review

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

MSc Health and Safety/ Postgraduate Diploma in Health and Safety*

7

1 x 4 hour workshop for Applied Research Methods
2 x 3 hour workshops for Quantitative Risk Analysis

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

MSc Environmental Health*

7

1 x 4 hour workshop for Applied Research Methods

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control*

7

Sessions will run on Wednesday afternoons 
Week 1: 5 hour induction session
Weeks 2-10: 2.5 hours practical plus 2 hours lecture.

2 semesters

*Please note: This course will not be fully taught online and will require students to attend on campus practical sessions.
Plus Icon Therapeutic & Rehabilitation Sciences

Course

Level of study

Face-to-face on campus teaching

Course delivery – 3 teaching blocks or 2 semesters

Additional information

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy*

4

All block 1 teaching online

3 teaching blocks of 11 weeks

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy*

4

All block 1 teaching online

3 teaching blocks of 10 weeks

Front-loaded modules which can be delivered online
Practicals to start term 2
All practical modules taught in PPE

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy*

5

1 week of induction and 6 hours practical per week

Block 1 - 10 weeks
Block 2 - 8 weeks then 2 weeks leave
Commence placement 15 March
Block 3 - sits outside of course calendar

To accommodate placements you will have a 2 week holiday 01/03/20- 12/03/20 and a further break in block 3 - dates to be confirmed. 
All practical modules taught in PPE

BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy*

4

Block 1 - 2 days
Blocks 2 & 3 - 4 hours per fortnight for city modules.
Headingley campus modules tbc

3 blocks of 10 weeks

All practical modules taught in PPE

BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy*

5

6 days over 2 weeks for deferred modules
Block 2: 1 full day for first three weeks. Plus 4 hours per fortnight for city modules.
Block 3 - 4 hours per fortnight for city modules
Headingley campus modules tbc

3 blocks of 10 weeks

Spinal Anatomy and Professional Skills 2 Deferred modules form level 4. All practical modules taught in PPE

BSc (Hons) Sports & Exercise Therapy*

6

2 days in 1 week for deferred module.
Elective modules in blocks 2 & 3 TBC.

3 blocks of 10 weeks

EBR deferred module from level 5 taught. All practical modules taught in PPE.

MSc Physiotherapy*

7

Jan 2020 cohort: 1 week of induction and 6 hours practical per week

Block 1 - 10 weeks
Block 2 - 8 week then 2 weeks leave
Commence placement 15 March
Block 3 - sits outside of course calendar

To accommodate placements you will have a 2 week holiday 01/03/20- 12/03/20 and a further break in block 3 - dates to be confirmed. 
All practical modules taught in PPE

MSc Occupational Therapy*

7 (Year 1)

Online delivery

2 semesters

MSc Occupational Therapy*

7 (year 2)

Online delivery

2 semesters

Practice placement x 10 weeks followed by 7 week virtual module

MSc Sports & Exercise Therapy*

7

Online delivery

3 blocks of 10 weeks

MSc Sports & Exercise Medicine*

7

Epidemiology & Sports Trauma Module: 2 days face-to-face teaching (approx 6 hours per day)

3 blocks of 10 weeks

*Please note: This course will not be fully taught online and will require students to attend on campus practical sessions.

Further Information

Plus Icon Will term begin on the date originally planned?
We can confirm that the academic year 2020/2021 will start on the dates that we have already published in the academic calendar. Course delivery will typically be in three 10-week blocks.
Plus Icon What learning support will be available?
We are committed to ensuring you continue to have opportunities to access the learning and wellbeing support that you need over the forthcoming year.  General learning spaces, including access to libraries, will be available to be booked online; and where specialist space is needed, this will either be provided: as normal; created in newly adapted spaces; or replicated as part of an enhanced suite of online resources.
Plus Icon Will I still be able to access wellbeing support?
We recognise that many students are facing additional mental, wellbeing and financial challenges due to the disruption and uncertainty caused by the current pandemic. To ensure we’re able to offer the support that you need, we’re planning to increase our investment in this important area and continue to provide a full range of student support services. We want to provide a safe environment for students and staff, so on campus delivery of student support services will be limited. However full access to advice and professional support services will continue to be delivered online. 
Plus Icon Glossary of Terms
4 – year one of undergraduate study
5 – year two of undergraduate study
6 – year three of undergraduate study
7 – postgraduate/masters level of study
Level of study:

Undergraduate study
UG:
Postgraduate/masters study
PG:
Courses delivered over 3 x 10 week blocks
Teaching block:
Courses delivered over 2 x 12 week semesters
Semester:
Personal protective equipment (this is supplied by the university)
PPE:
Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies – this ensures a course retains its full professional status
PSRB:

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