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Postgraduate Course: Written reflective element for Global Health and Infectious Diseases (BIME11039)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences 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
SummaryStudents can opt between a number of proposed reflective elements such as a written dissertation (either current or historical) a casebook or portfolio during this final year.

The written reflective element is an assignment of 10-15,000 words, before beginning a detailed proposal must be submitted and approved by those candidates supervisory support. Provision will be made for students who wish to submit an alternative to the written reflective options provided. Participants wishing to pursue this as an option will need to take particular care that their dissertation proposal details how they will demonstrate an appropriate level of critical analysis, academic knowledge and reflection on the nature of enquiry.
Course description This is an online course, as such the content is accessed over the internet through the University of Edinburgh web site. Therefore students will need to have access to a PC and the internet.
We will be assuming that students have the following:
Access to a PC and a familiarity with the operating system
Access to the internet through an up-to-date web browser. Students are expected to log on a minimum of 3 times a week; courses will be designed so that materials are accessible irrespective of the speed of the modem and the Internet Service Provider.
Familiarity with the internet (the ability to search, access and navigate through web pages).
For full access to all feature of the WebCT virtual learning environment a version of the Java Runtime Environment is also required to be installed;
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs No research costs are provided by the University of Edinburgh. Students are encouraged to consider this when enrolling upon this MSc and are encourag
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 40, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 548 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written reflective element (10-15,000 words). The University of Edinburgh's postgraduate common marking scheme will be used (assessment of dissertation component).
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Learning Outcomes
This feature will require a high level of commitment and application from the candidate and provides a valuable exercise in the writing and presentation of information to a standard that engages appropriately with academic conventions in relation to style, tone, structuring and referencing.
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Special Arrangements Students will be fully supported online.
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Course organiserDr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997
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