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Postgraduate Course: Research in Transfusion, Transplantation and Tissue Banking (GMED11118)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences 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 course enables students to develop an appreciation of the nature of biomedical research and the scientific methods required. The course therefore complements the taught aspects of the programme by encouraging students to think independently, apply their learning in previous courses and reflect on their own practice.
Course description The course involves a research assignment conducted by the student in an approved laboratory (usually their own place of work). The course will permit the student to study in depth an aspect of his/her specialist interest which has a particular professional relevance. The research is funded by the student┐s employer. The topic is negotiated by the student with the university and employing laboratory staff. Throughout the course the student will be expected to keep a reflective diary recording the challenges they have encountered, the solutions created and the learning obtained from the experience. A project plan will also be required early on in the course to help develop time management skills. By the end of the course the student will have also undertaken an extensive Literature review and produced a research report either based on practical research or more theoretical/best practice. All four elements will be assessed.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Lecture Hours 5, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 4, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 574 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Project Plan 10%, Project Diary 10%, Research Project Report 50%, Literature Review 30%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Integrate and critically review information from a wide range of sources and to construct and defend reasoned conclusions.
  2. Think independently and demonstrate creativity in the identification of problems and their solutions.
  3. Apply the principles of scientific enquiry to design, plan and undertake a hypothesis-driven research project or an advanced critical analysis of current practice.
  4. Demonstrate at professional level an ability to communicate scientific information to peers, colleagues and others as appropriate.
  5. Apply concepts and theories to develop good professional practice in the laboratory environment.
Reading List
Review of current literature (self directed) in the chosen specialized topic.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills The student should have developed skills, knowledge and practical experience in:
Formal writing (academic style)
Literature Citation
Literature Appraisal
Research Methods
Course organiserMs Anne Thomson
Tel: 0141 357 7700
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Jones
Tel: (0131) 651 4932
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