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Undergraduate Course: Intercalated Honours BSc (Vet Sc) in Preclinical Veterinary Sciences (VETS10001)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits120 ECTS Credits60
SummaryA one-year course of advanced lectures, tutorials and practical classes in Preclinical Veterinary Sciences (topics selected from the disciplines of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Physiology). A supervised research project is undertaken the results of which are presented in the form of a dissertation. The honours year may be intercalated any time after the second year of study for the degree of BVM&S.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
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) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) The course is assessed through in-course assessment (representing 75% of the total marks available) and an end of year examination (representing 25% of the total marks available). The in-course assessment comprises project reports or written essays for two 5 week modules (15% each) and a research project (45%). The end of year examination consists of two written papers, each of 2 hours duration and contributing 12.5% to the final mark, one an essay paper and the other involving the interpretation of a scientific paper.
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Learning Outcomes
The aims of the course are:
1. To give students an opportunity to study topics in depth.
2. To have the opportunity to think and examine current knowledge.
3. Through the research project, to explore new fields and discover knowledge. To gain experience of work in a laboratoty.
4. To develop a curiosity for knowledge.
5. To be able to communicate their knowledge orally and through writing.
6. To interact with workers at the cutting edge of research.
7. To be able to read and assess the published literature.
8. Through the Friday afternoon seminars, to gain a breadth of experience, practical skills and knowledge of current veterinary research.
9. To provide the scientific and intellectual basis for a career or postgraduate study in science, biomedical or clinical disciplines.
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Course organiserMs Lindsay Dalziel
Tel: (0131 6)50 7601
Course secretaryMrs Heather Thomson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6173
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