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Postgraduate Course: MSc Dissertation (Dissertation only mode) (GMED11115)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits180
Home subject areaGeneral Courses (Medicine) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionAll students will undertake a 30,000 words dissertation on a topic agreed with the supervisor/s, to be submitted by a date specified in the University Regulations. The dissertation is an extended piece of scholarship in which a student is expected to formulate and sustain a substantive piece of research within the discipline. The dissertation is expected to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field, building upon relevant concepts and theory covered in the taught element of the degree and deploying a range of primary and secondary sources as well as appropriate data-analytic and bibliographic skills. Each student will be allocated two research supervisors from the start of the academic year one as principal supervisor and the other as assistant supervisor.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 1800 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 80, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1470, Summative Assessment Hours 140, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 36, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 74 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To test the ability of students to undertake a sustained piece of supervised but independent work within the discipline which displays the research skills, training and knowledge acquired in the previous coursework;
- to test the ability of students to demonstrate an ability to engage critically and analytically with the literature in the field of their specialist interest;
- to develop and test the ability of students to employ relevant concepts and theories in formulating a thesis;
- to examine the ability of students to manage the conduct, presentation, and timing of an independent research project, employing appropriate data-analytical and bibliographic skills.
Assessment Information
The 30,000 word dissertation will be assessed by an internal examiner and an external examiner (2 externals if the student is a member of staff).
An oral examination may be required by the student.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserProf Margarete Heck
Tel: 0131 242 6694
Email: Margarete.Heck@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Pamela Lennox
Tel: 0131 242 6356
Email: pamela.lennox@ed.ac.uk
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