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

Postgraduate Course: Experimental Paper (AWAB11028)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe Experimental Paper: students are expected to review current literature, consider animal welfare issues, form hypotheses, carry out experimental design (where possible), data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation. This will be presented in the format of a scientific paper.
The project maybe carried out within the University of Edinburgh or SAC. However, students can also carry out their project elsewhere in the UK or may go abroad. We require that the project is carried out within an active research group, appropriate resources are available and that the supervisor has been approved by the University of Edinburgh, but the location can be outside of the University of Edinburgh.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Some travel costs. Living costs while on project as normally incurred.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesThe topics covered in the Experimental Paper are integrated with those covered in previous courses.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 66.6% percent of Dissertation mark for AWAB
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Experimental Paper (60 credits). A portion of this mark (5-10%) will be given as a process mark. This process mark reflects the effort the student has put in to the project in terms of intellectual and physical contribution. This will be awarded by the main supervisor.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Gather, interpret and discuss previous scientific research
Gain further knowledge about forming hypotheses and 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
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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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