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

Postgraduate Course: Dissertation 2 (Equine Science) (EQSC11029)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe dissertation course is designed to further develop the student┐s scientific skills and ability to utilise scientific theory. The dissertation project is designed to further develop the student's understanding of the processes and planning involved in undertaking research and to develop their scientific written communication skills.

The 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.

Students will be given the option of undertaking either a research project involving data collection/analyses or a desk-based study.

The dissertation takes 9 months part-time. We suggest regular meetings with supervisors.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
- Recognise the importance of planning and preparation required to undertake a research project (empirical or desk-based)
- Develop a thorough understanding of the chosen subject area
- Demonstrate the ability to collate and critically assess/interpret data/literature
- Develop and ability to effectively communicate knowledge in a scientific manner (written and oral)
- Provide recommendations based on research findings.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsReview, design, analysis, data, presentation
Contacts
Course organiserDr Jo-Anne Murray
Tel: (0131 6)50 6259
Email: jo-anne.murray@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
Email: E.Wright@ed.ac.uk
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