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DEPARTMENT of BIOLOGICAL

and BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES


Induction Pack

September
2001
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MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences

MSc Biotechnology/MSc Biotechnology with Business

MSc Clinical Microbiology

MSc Clinical Nutrition and Health

MSc Diabetes Care and Management

MSc Food Bioscience

MSc Forensic Biological and Chemical Analysis

MSc Pharmacology




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Table of Contents





Welcome from the Programme Leader

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International Student Support Service

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Money

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Your health

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Faith, beliefs & University chaplaincy

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Attendance and Timekeeping

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Attendance

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Timekeeping

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Proof Reading Poli
cy

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Visa & Visa Extension

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Part time jobs

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Lab Coats

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Timetables:

MSc Biomolecular & Biomedical Sciences………
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MSc Biotechnology……………………….…………………………………...8

MSc Biotechnology with Business………..…………………………………...9

MSc Clinical Nutrition & Health………...…………………………………..10

MSc Diabetes Management & Care…….…………………………………....11

MSc Food Biosciences…………………..……………
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MSc Pharmacology…………………………………………………………..13

Useful University Contacts

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Site Map

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Welcome
from the Programme Leader


I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the Department of
Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University.

I am the
MSc
Programme
Leader
, responsible for

all the students on the MSc Biomo
lecular
and Biomedical Scien
ces,
MSc Biotechnology/Biotechnology with Business,
MSc
Clinical Microbiology,
MSc Clinical Nutrition and Health,
MSc Diabetes and Care
Management,
MSc Food Bioscience
,
MSc Forensic Biological & Chemical Analysis,
and MSc Pharmacology

programmes.


It is
my responsibility to ensure that you have all the information that you will need to
complete your programme of study. I am also responsible for guidance and pastoral
support for all the international MSc students within the Department. You will have
regu
lar contact with me
and I will be teaching
on
the
Skills for Professional Practice
module
s which I am the module leader for.



If you wish to contact me for any reason, please
make an appointment to see me,

preferably by emai
l.
My contact details are as
follows:


Email:
f.macinnes@gcu.ac.uk

Tel: 0141 331 3718


I wish you every success in your
chosen
programme
of study
and
hope that your time
at Glasgow Caledonian University

is a happy and fruitful one
.


With best wishes for t
he academic term 2011
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Mrs Frances MacInnes

MSc Programme
Leader


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International Student Support Service

The
International Student Support Service is invaluable to international students
within GCU. Check out their website at
www.gcu.ac.uk/internationalstudent

for
more information. They provide support and advice on many topics. They also
organise

trips and social events providing opportunities for students to explore a b
it of
Sc
otland and to make new friends. For details of all the organised events refer to the
Glasgow
Caledonian Orientation Programme at
www.gcu.ac.uk/student/international/eve
nts/glasgow.html
.


The team includes:







ISSS Contact Details

Room
M136, George Moore
Building (Level 1)

Tel

+44 (0)141 273 1244


Fax

+44 (0)141 273 1317

Email

isss@gcu.ac.uk

Web Address
www.gcu.ac.uk/internationalstudent

Margaret Ward

Student Advice and Wellbeing
Services Manager and International
Student Adviser

E:
margaret.ward@gcu.ac.uk

T: +44 (0) 273 1196


Lynsey Bradley

International
Student Support Officer


E:
lynsey.bradley@gcu.ac.uk


T: +44 (0) 273 1261


Frances McNally

International
Student Support
Service
Team Leader


E:
frances.mcnally@gcal.ac.uk

T: +44 (0) 273 1216


Hannah Fay

International
Student Support

Co
-
ordinator


E:
hannah.fae@gcal.ac.uk

T: +44 (0) 273 1143



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Money

It is importa
nt to organise your money as soon as possible after you get here.

A
session is timetabled during the Orientation Week programme to help with this. See
details on the timetable at the back of this booklet. Alternatively you can contact The
Base.



Open a b
ank account
-

you will need to prove who you are, where you are
living and that you are a student.



Read the UKCOSA leaflet "
Opening and running a bank account in the UK
"
which can be found on the we
bsite.



Money manager

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helps you budget your money



Find out about
money issues during your first weeks

at Caledonian



Make sure you know how you will get your funding and money from home.

Your health

You should register with a health centre or local doctor (also known as a general
practitioner or GP). This is usually the first place to go for medical trea
tment.

See the
timetable for more details.



Find a doctor or GP

-

just enter your postcode
(see website for details)



Read the UKCOSA leaflet "
Keeping healthy
" on the website



Check out the
Health & wellbeing site

for all students at Caledonian


Faith, beliefs & University chaplaincy


Glasgow Caledonian University

offers support for all students from any religious
background. For more details go onto the website at
www.gcu.ac.uk/student/faith
.
There are regular Christian services and a prayer room is provided for

Muslim
students located
on the ground floor of the William Harley Building
.


Attendance and Timekeeping

Attendance

As a student at Glasgow Caledonian University, you have a responsibility to attend all
timetabled classes, appointments and scheduled meetin
gs as per University
regulations. Attendance will be monitored and a register taken during all your classes.


Students will be required to attend a minimum of 80% of all formal classes. Any
student who has less than this attendance rate, without due do
cumented reason, will
not be allowed to undertake module assessments/exams. Unauthorised absence from
a module may result in the student being required to withdraw from the Programme.
The justification for this requirement is to ensure that all students
have satisfied all

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learning outcomes of the modules. When a student fails to attend 2 classes, the
Module Leader will inform the Programme Leader who will be responsible for
contacting the student regarding absences without authorisation.


Note: Intern
ational students must have a minimum of 80% attendance to satisfy
their student visa requirements. Students who fall below this minimum
requirement will be automatically reported to the UK Borders Agency.


Timekeeping

In addition to attending classes, stu
dents must ensure that they arrive on time for the
beginning of each class. Failure to turn up on time for a class may result in you being
excluded from that class on that occasion. The justification for this is to avoid
disruption to other students. Pe
rsistent lateness will be recorded and reported to the
Programme Leader who will be responsible for contacting the student regarding
timekeeping.


Proof Reading Policy

Students whose first language is not English may find it useful to use a proof reading

service to check the spelling and grammar of their written work. Whilst the
Department does not actively encourage this practice, we accept that it will be of
benefit to some students. However, students may not use any external service to
correct subjec
t specific content or to change the structure or context of the work they
are writing; any work submitted by a student must be their own original text.


The Effective Learning Service within the University does not offer a proof reading
service, however it can provide a list of individuals who do.


Students who use a proof reading service must declare that they intend to do so.
When submitting a piece

of coursework or a dissertation, students must submit their
original copy before submitting the assignment to a proof reading service. The
original and the proof read copy will then be retained by the module leader.


Where a student has submitted a piece

of coursework without declaring the use of a
proof reading service, this piece of work may be subject to an oral viva by assessors
before final confirmation of their module mark
.


Students should be aware that any
piece of coursework may be subject to an
oral viva before a final decision is made on
the module mark.



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Visa & Visa Extension

It is a mandatory requirement by the Home Office that your visa is up
-
to
-
date. As
such we require a copy of your passport with your visa for our records. Those
students
who require an extension of their visa should
check out the University
website at
www.gcu.ac.uk/student/international/visa/index.html

for details on how to
go about this.


Note:
Yo
u
have leave to remain in
the UK
for the duration of your
student visa
and it is your responsibility to attend classes as detailed in your programme
timetable. An attendance record will be kept. Any student who falls below the
re
quired attendance level m
ay jeopardise their visa status. (see programme
handbook for attendance regulations).



Part time jobs

Students are entitled to work part
-
time whilst studying

at university
.
Y
ou are entitled
to work

no more than 20 hours per week. Students must not arra
nge their working
schedule during class hours ie from Monday to Friday between 9am
-
5pm.

For more
information on working in the UK during your studies, please refer to the UK Council
for Student Affairs website:



www.ukcisa.org.uk/student/working_during.php



Part
-
time jobs are advertised in the local newspaper

and

many are posted in shop
windows
.
Also check out the following websites:


www.gcu.ac.uk/student/news.html


www.scotcareers.co.uk

www.s1jobs.com



Lab Coats


Each student is required to purchase a cotton or terylene laboratory coat. Lab coats
can be purchased from the
John Smith Book Shop

located
on campus
. Alternatively
you can buy from a local shop or direct online from one of the following:


Alexandra:

www.alexandra.co.uk

GBR Workwear:
www.gbrworkwear.com


Fisher Safety
:

www.fisher.co.uk



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Useful
University C
ontacts


Department

Telepone No

Email Address

Biological & Biomedical Sciences Dept Office

0141 331 3209

bio@gcal.ac.uk


Accommodation office


0141 331 3980

accommodation@gcal.ac.uk


Arc

(Sports Centre)

0141 331 3116

arc@gcal.ac.uk


Counselli
ng service

0141 331 3823

counselling@gcal.ac.uk


Disability service


0141 273 1371

disability@gcal.ac.uk


Effective Learning Service


0141 273 1372

ELS@gcal.ac.uk


Exams Office

0141 331 3335/3336

exams@gcal.ac.uk


Finance office



Check website for details

Graduation and award unit

0141 331 3200

graduation@gcal.ac.uk

Interntional Students Advisory Service

0141 273 1244

isas@gcal.ac.uk


IT Helpdesk

0141 273 1234

CITHelp@gcal.ac.uk

Library (The Base)

0141 273 1000

basestaff@gcal.ac.uk


Students’ Association

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