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Undergraduate Course: Student Selected Component 4 (MBCH10011)

Course Outline
SchoolCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits25
Home subject areaMBChB Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe Student Selected Component (SSC) makes up a significant part of the teaching in year 4 and is an important component of the programme. The SSC is an opportunity to initiate, plan and carry out a research project. This can be in an area of medicine of the student's choice, working with a supervisor who is a leader in their field. The onus is on the student to set up their own project. Each Year 4 student will carry out an SSC during a 14 week period, combined in the timetable with the Special Senses course. Students will be able to concentrate on a specific field of enquiry whilst enjoying responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating project activities. It is anticipated that the experience will not only increase research skills, but also provide students with a way of thinking about their own strengths and weaknesses. It will also allow students to gain insight and in-depth knowledge into a specific area of medicine and is an opportunity to spend time in a Department of their choice.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2012/13 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Location Activity Description Weeks Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
No Classes have been defined for this Course
First Class First class information not currently available
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Develop ability to work independently, whilst playing a part in a professional team
Initiate, plan, organise, perform, analyse, evaluate and then present a written report on own research project
Improve skills in accessing and critically appraising original literature in a specific area
Be able to collect, analyse and critically and objectively present these data in the context of current knowledge and literature
Set personal learning and project objectives and assess personal strengths and weaknesses
Gain a familiarity with the role of research and/or audit in evidence-based medicine
Assessment Information
A Project Report of not more than 3000 words in standard publication format.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Simon Riley
Tel: (0131) 242 6423
Email: Simon.C.Riley@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Judith Bryce
Tel: (0131 6)50 3190
Email: judith.bryce@ed.ac.uk
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