Undergraduate Course: Neuroscience Project (NEBM10005)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will spend the final block of the second semester on original research either in the library or, in a limited number of cases, in individual research laboratories. The results of the research will be formally presented to the whole class and teachers, and also written up as a Dissertation which is independently marked by at least two members of the Board of Examiners. Library project students have a relatively free choice of topic subject to approval by the Board of Examiners, but guidance on a choice of topic will be given to those who require it. The choice of laboratory-based projects will be limited and admission is competitive. Acceptance onto a laboratory-based project may depend on a student's academic record and on consideration of evidence of future plans for a career in laboratory-based science or medicine. However, both library-based and laboratory-based projects are considered of equal value: both provide ample opportunities for students to demonstrate their creative, critical and analytical skills.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Whether you undertake a laboratory-based, non-lab-based or group Project/Dissertation, you can expect to receive regular guidance from your supervisor during the 12-week period allocated for this purpose in Semester 2. You can expect a minimum of 6 hours contact time (i.e. 30 mins/week on average, over 12 weeks) with your academic supervisor during this period; more if both you and your supervisor agree. Agreeing on a regular schedule of meetings with your supervisor is advisable.
|No Exam Information
| Increased understanding of biological processes.
Detailed learning outcomes will be added later.
|Recommended reading will be supplied by the project supervisor on request.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Thomas Theil
Tel: (0131 6)50 3721
|Course secretary||Ms Caroline Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3255
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