Postgraduate Course: Biomechanics Dissertation - cancelled (GMED11025)
|School||School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||General Courses (Medicine)
||Other subject area||School (School of Engineering)
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The aim is for the student to undertake a research project of a sufficient depth to allow them to write a thesis whose length is typically 8000-10000 words, not exceeding 15000 words.
The project will build on the taught content of the MSc. A range of project titles will be available for the student to choose from. As many of these as possible will involve joint supervision by an engineer/physicist and a biologist/clinician. It is anticipated in most instances that the biologist/clinician will act as second supervisor, informing the direction of the project and interpreting results from a biology/clinical perspective.
Typically the project might involve: real-world data from cells, tissues or organs; computational modelling; or some combination of the two.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||No
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|&· Systematic acquisition of and insight into the relevant literature
&· Understanding of the design of the project
&· Ability to modify the project methodology in order to address the aims of the project
&· Ability to collect and analyse data in a manner which enables statistically valid conclusions to be drawn from the data
&· Ability to relate the theory and concepts in order to draw appropriate conclusions from the data
&· Understanding of the place of their research project in the wider context
&· Ability to recognise limitations of the study
&· Ability to write clearly and effectively and to meet approved criteria for formal presentation of a written thesis
||Supervised hands-on project
||Reading will be provided by individual supervisors
||Supervised work under the direction of the supervisor(s).
|Keywords||Biomechanics, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, tissue engineering, mechanotransduction, cells, tissu
|Course organiser||Dr Peter Hoskins
Tel: 0131 242 6305