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Postgraduate Course: Equine Science Dissertation (EQSC11036)

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 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
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 01/09/2016
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Dissertation (80%)
Supervisor report (10%)
Presentation (10%)
Feedback Feedback is defined as information to students which allows them to review what they know, understand and can do in their studies. Feedback is also important to identify areas for improvement, for example course feedback surveys and a response from the equine science team to previous year's course survey are available on each course. Staff Student Liaison meetings are also another valuable way in which feedback from students can be received.

Opportunities for feedback arise during live session tutorials, discussion boards, emails, telephone communication and in person/on campus. Feedback can be provided on coursework assignments but also activities which are not formally assessed, for example class discussion on the discussion board, group exercise, problem-solving and developing project plans and proposals.

No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognise the importance of planning and preparation required to undertake a research project (empirical or desk-based)
  2. Develop a thorough understanding of the chosen subject area
  3. Demonstrate the ability to collate and critically assess/interpret data/literature
  4. Develop and ability to effectively communicate knowledge in a scientific manner (written and oral)
  5. Provide recommendations based on research findings.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserMrs Bryony Waggett
Tel: (0131 6)50 8783
Course secretaryMrs Elizabeth Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
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