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

Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (AWAB11033)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all 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 involves the completion of a short introduction and an Experimental Paper in which students are expected to carry out experimental design (where possible), data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation. This will be presented in the format of a scientific paper.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Introduction to Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare (AWAB11014) AND Biology of suffering (AWAB11015) AND Animal cognition and consciousness (AWAB11016) AND Scientific Methodology (AWAB11034) AND Animal Welfare Applications (AWAB11032) AND
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Some travel costs. Living costs while on projet as normally incurred
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThe topics covered in the dissertation are integrated with those covered in previous courses.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Blocks 4-5 (Sem 2), Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 24/02/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 568 )
Additional Notes Fieldwork hours is variable depending on project type, suggest 1hr meeting /week with supervisor
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
┐ Gather, interpret and discuss previous scientific research
┐ Gain further knowledge about experimental design
┐ Gain skills in planning, organisation and timekeeping
┐ Carry out data collection
┐ Perform appropriate statistical analysis
┐ Interpret and present results, and to put results into a scientific context
┐ Discuss implications of results
┐ Be able to create and present a reference list
┐ Gain knowledge about scientific writing and presentation skills
Assessment Information
Dissertation (60 credits) ┐ 100%
The student┐s progress will be discussed with the supervisor and if the student did not perform well in terms of general effort and reliability then a penalty of 1-5% may be applied by the Exam Board.
Special Arrangements
University insurance arrangements are in place.
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Some students will do (part of) their dissertation abroad, or elsewhere in the UK.
Study Pattern Depending on the nature of the project.
KeywordsReview, Design, Analysis, Data, Presentation
Contacts
Course organiserDr Susan Jarvis
Tel: (0131 6)51 7326
Email: Susan.Jarvis@sruc.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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