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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: One Health: MSc Dissertation (VESC11016)

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) Credits90
Home subject areaVeterinary Sciences Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe dissertation project is designed to further develop the student┐s understanding of the processes and planning involved in undertaking a research project. In addition to demonstrating their ability to communicate their findings in a research document, students will also develop the ability to design, conduct and analyse a research project if undertaking data collection. This course will teach students to critically analyse the relevant literature and methodologies used, keep accurate records of procedures and results and critically analyse their findings. Students will also be made aware of the limitations of their findings and develop the ability to draw conclusions and make recommendations from their findings.
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 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes 67% dissertation 11% presentation 22% plan
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
o Demonstrate the ability to collate and critically assess/interpret data/literature.
o Develop an ability to effectively communicate knowledge in a scientific manner (written and oral).
o Provide recommendations based on research findings.
o Reflect on the processes involved with the development of the dissertation thesis.
Assessment Information
Project preparation and submission of research proposal (33%)

Submitted Dissertation(67%).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Publications and reviews in the field chosen for the research project.
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsOne Health Dissertation
Contacts
Course organiserDr Chris Low
Tel:
Email: v1clow@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Willie Van-Wijde
Tel: (0131 6)51 3914
Email: Willie.van.Wijde@ed.ac.uk
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