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Undergraduate Course: Student Selected Component 2a and 2b (MBCH09006)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents express preferences for topics from a selection spanning medical, scientific and non-medical subjects. Most are studies in depth in small groups in a self-directed manner guided by a tutor. The course is diverse in area, content, and approach to study. It will prove to be quite different from the type of task that students have been asked to tackle before in the curriculum, although elements of it will be familiar. The breadth, depth, and lack of prescribed direction of investigation have proved particularly unfamiliar to many undertaking the small group projects. The use of the web in these groups is particularly unusual. Its use for course information such as timetabling and handouts is now commonplace, but in this course websites are also the end product of the project for most students.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 2, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 27, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 1, Online Activities 30, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 4, Other Study Hours 42, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 90 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) For larger groups, the basis of assessment will differ according to the group. All involve individual elements (presentations, essays or projects) but some also involve working in groups, and marking varies accordingly. Small group websites will be marked by up to three different tutors. The pass mark is 60.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
Intended Learning outcomes are to:
- explore a single area of medical science or other subject in depth, using library and other available resources.
- demonstrate an increased understanding of the nature and processes of research.
- show an enquiring and critical approach to the detailed study of a subject.
- use the skills of a group effectively in selecting and assigning aspects of the work and in producing a final report.
- plan and produce a website.
- additionally it should be possible to give a taste of some of the research that is possible, and often local, yet usually invisible. This may advertise BSc honours opportunities and areas which may attract you later in your career.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Two blocks, each lasting four weeks, span Christmas and Easter vacations.
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Christopher Harlow
Tel: (0131) 242 6253
Course secretaryMrs Patricia Law
Tel: (0131 6)50 3161
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