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Postgraduate Course: Reproductive Sciences Project I (REBM11021)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits80 ECTS Credits40
SummaryThis course is a 20 week research project on an area within Reproductive Sciences, complemented with a weekly lecture and tutorial programme across the academic discipline. Research into mammalian Reproductive Sciences in human and animal whole organism models and cellular and molecular biology-based systems continues to provide new insights into mechanisms controlling fertility, enabling us to control the processes of reproduction including assisted conception techniques (e.g. IVF), the design of novel forms of contraceptives and fertility control agents, and improving the outcomes for mother and baby during pregnancy and at delivery. They have also helped to shape some of the powerful new research tools including the production of transgenic animals and therapeutic cloning which offer the prospects of benefit in many branches of the biological, medical and veterinary sciences.
Course description A series of lectures and tutorials covering the academic discipline of Reproductive Science, complementing and providing breadth and depth to the laboratory research project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Visiting Students will have to pay Additional Programme Costs
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 800 ( Lecture Hours 3, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 40, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 500, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 20, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 227 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 20 week maxi project write-up (maximum 15,000 words) = 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
This course is the first of two research projects undertaken during the MSc by Research in Reproductive Sciences. The learning outcomes for the course are to provide students with the opportunity to acquire 1/ a broad range of relevant laboratory and analytical research skills and associated generic/transferable skills in Reproductive Sciences, and 2/ a broad and in depth understanding of the academic discipline in order to (a) provide students with thorough and specific preparation for 3 year PhD training in the Reproductive and life sciences, which will award an MSc by Research en route to a PhD and/or (b) provide an opportunity for career exploration in Reproductive Sciences.
Reading List
Current relevant primary and review literature in the Reproductive Sciences academic discipline.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsReP Sc 1
Course organiserDr Simon Riley
Tel: (0131) 242 6423
Course secretaryMr Dean Ainscough
Tel: 0131 242 9427
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