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Postgraduate Course: Research Methodologies (GMED11029)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaGenetics
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course will give an introduction to the genetics and statistics of brain ageing, human and animal brain imaging, and research governance. It will be a more practical focused course covering the research methodologies of each area.
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 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Learning objectives

& Genetics of brain ageing
& Statistics of brain ageing
& Human and animal brain imaging
& Research governance
Assessment Information
Two MCQ assessments one at the end of each semester (50% each).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus SEMESTER 1, WEEK 1
Genetics 1

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 2
Genetics 2

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 3
Genetics 3

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 4
Research management 1 - governance

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 5
Research management 2 - ethics

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 6
Research management 3 $ data management

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 7
Cognitive ageing overview
Statistics 1

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 8
Statistics 2

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 9
Statistics 3

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 10
Statistics 4

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 11
Statistics 5

SEMESTER 1, WEEK 12
Statistics 6

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 1
Communication of research findings 1

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 2
Communication of research findings 2

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 3
Human and animal brain imaging 1

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 4
Human and animal brain imaging 2

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 5
Human and animal brain imaging 3

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 6
Human and animal brain imaging 4

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 7
Research management 4 - recruitment

SEMESTER 2, WEEK 8
Research management 5 - involvement of participants
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr John Starr
Tel: (0131) 536 4535
Email: jstarr@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryDr Beverly Roberts
Tel: (0131 6)50 3368
Email: beverly.roberts@ed.ac.uk
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