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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Animal Welfare and Animal Behaviour

Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (AWAB11030)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits60
Home subject areaAnimal Welfare and Animal Behaviour Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe dissertation project is designed to further develop a student┐s understanding of the processes and planning involved in undertaking research. In consultation with the Programme Director and with their allocated supervisors, students can select their own research projects for the self-directed research part of the MSc, ranging from the study of communication in dogs, prenatal stress in animals, pain in rescued bears, to the impact of tourism on wildlife welfare.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 600, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Notes dissertation 100%
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. (a) Recognise the importance of planning and preparation required to undertake a research project
2. (b) Develop a thorough understanding of the chosen subject area.
3. (c) Demonstrate the ability to collate and critically assess/interpret data.
4. (d) Develop an ability to effectively communicate knowledge in a scientific manner.
5. (e) Provide recommendation based on their research finding
Assessment Information
Written dissertation element (10-15,000 words). The University
of Edinburgh's postgraduate common marking scheme will be
used (assessment of dissertation component).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Online flexible distance learning
KeywordsAnimal Behaviour, Welfare, Animal Law, Animal Ethics, Research Project, Dissertation, Self-directed
Contacts
Course organiser Course secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
Email: E.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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