Programme And Module Handbook
Programme Specification

Date Specification Approved 02/07/2021
College Corporate Services
School Academic Services
Department Birmingham International Acad
Partner College and School
Collaborative Organisation and Form of Collaboration
Qualification and Programme Title B.Sc. Bachelor's Degree with Integrated Foundation Year (Medical, Life and Geo Sciences Pathway) Full-time
Programme Code 412G
Delivery Location Dubai
Language of Study English
Length of Programme 4 Year(s)
Accreditations This programme has no outside accreditations
Aims of the Programme The aim of the Foundation Year is to provide an entry route to our degree programmes for students who do not have the traditional requirements for direct entry to first year. Typically this will be students from a 12-year education system; or students that have not studied the correct combination of subjects. Successful completion of the foundation year allows direct entry into year 1 of an appropriate degree programme, subject to the student meeting subject specific progression criteria.
Programme Outcomes
Students are expected to have Knowledge and Understanding of: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) How to form sentences accurately using correctly spelt academic vocabulary. How to Link ideas in a coherent manner. How to use appropriate paragraph structure. How to make use of simple argumentative structures, such as weighing up pros and cons

2) Subject-specific academic vocabulary and grammatical accuracy. Referencing conventions

3) Fundamental biological concepts

4) Basic Biology

5) Basic mathematical and statistical techniques

6) Fundamental Psychology Concepts

7) Basic Cognitive Psychology

8) Basic Social Psychology

9) History, Culture, Society and Economy in the UAE
10) Basic concepts in Organic Chemistry
1) & 2) Small Group Teaching
3) Lectures, Tutorials and Laboratory Classes
4) Lectures, problem classes & laboratory work
5) Lectures & problem classes
6) - 8) Lecture and Seminars
9) Lectures, group work, group discussions, seminars
1) Essays, Speaking and Listening Tests
2) Essay, Presentations and Listening Tests
3) & 4) Presentation, report & examinations
5) - 8) Class tests & examinations
9) Essays, class tests and examinations
Students are expected to have attained the following Skills and other Attributes: Which will be gained through the following Teaching and Learning methods: and assessed using the following methods:
1) Academic listening and speaking skills

2) Oral communication

3) Written communication

4) Teamwork

5) Critical thinking & problem solving

6) Time management

7) Cross-culture awareness

8) Numeracy

9) ICT
1) Small Group Work
2) Oral presentations & Small group discussions
3) Presentations, laboratory reports and essays
4) Laboratory Classes & Poster Presentations
5) Problem classes & Laboratory Classes
6) In-course assessments and examination
7) Inherent parts of an International Course
8) Problem classes
9) Lectures and problem classes
1) In Course Tests
2) Course Work
3) Laboratory Reports, Course Work & Examinations
4) Course Work
5) Coursework & Laboratory Reports
6) Coursework; Class Tests and Examinations
7) N/A
8) Class Tests and Examinations
9) Class tests