Postgraduate Course: Dissertation (AWAB11033)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The dissertation project involves the completion of a short Literature Review 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.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||The topics covered in the dissertation are integrated with those covered in previous courses.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1)
||Blocks 4-5 (Sem 2)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Fieldwork hours is variable depending on project type, suggest 1hr meeting /week with supervisor
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Dissertation (60 credits) ┐ 100%
The student┐s progress will be discussed with the supervisor and if the student did not perform well in terms of general effort and reliability then a penalty of 1-5% may be applied by the Exam Board.
||Students produce a thesis.
Marks for the thesis will be given after the Exam Board.
Dissertation marker comments will be provided on request.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Gather, interpret and discuss previous scientific research and generate a reference list using reference database software.
- Gain further knowledge about experimental design and carry out data collection and statistical analysis.
- Gain project related skills: working in a new team, planning, Health and Safety, ethical review, organisation and timekeeping.
- Present results, interpret results in a scientific context, and discuss implications of results for animal behaviour and welfare.
- Gain knowledge about scientific writing and presentation through practical application of these skills.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||University insurance arrangements are in place.
||Some students will do (part of) their dissertation abroad, or elsewhere in the UK.
|Course organiser||Dr Tamsin Coombs
|Course secretary||Ms Natalie Honeyman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3194
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