Postgraduate Course: Research in practice (HEIN11012)
|Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
|College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|The aim of this course is to acquire the skills to plan and execute an independent research project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Online Activities 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 50,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|Summative assessed research proposal (3000 words) which will be used as the basis for the research project.
|No Exam Information
| a. Explain the approach to and development of a research question, selection of appropriate research methods and plan for undertaking a research project
b. Define the most appropriate tools for a given research situation and perform a detailed appraisal, including assessment of the merits of quantitative or qualitative methods to answer the research question
c. Explore in depth the tools for research, focusing specifically on the project chosen for the project phase of the MSc
d. Develop a proposal for a research topic suitable for completion as their dissertation project.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|The course will be delivered using RCSEd's VLE with appropriate links to the University's systems. Students will be expected to use a range of flexible learning methods including participation in discussion forums, online seminars and wikis and accessing resources in a range of formats e.g. pdf files, video clips, and audio files. In addition to the course materials and resources provided, candidates will be expected to use internet and published resources during self directed study and research.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
|The student will be expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week reading the course materials and additional/supplementary online and published resources; participating in online discussions and submitting required assignments.
|Dr Claudia Pagliari
Tel: (0131 6)50 9464
|Mrs Andrea Scott
Tel: 0131 242 6355
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