Postgraduate Course: Written reflective element (GLHE11004)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The dissertation course is designed to further develop the student's academic skills and ability to utilise scientific theory. The dissertation project is designed to further develop the student's understanding of the processes and planning involved in undertaking research and to develop their scientific written communication skills.
For this component, students will:
- write a dissertation in which the student demonstrates critical analysis, academic knowledge of the particular area, capacity to document and manage the process of data gathering, information management and succinct writing.
- write a reflective account of the project
- give a presentation on their project to their fellow students
Before beginning, a detailed proposal must be submitted and approved by supervisors. Students will be encouraged to develop a dissertation project that is useful and bears significant relation to their current or proposed working life.
The dissertation takes 9 months part-time and students are expected to have regular meetings with their supervisors.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Students are responsible for meeting their computing costs and any research costs.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
|No Exam Information
| The dissertation 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. Supervisors will provide support on research methodologies and other skills required for successful completion of the written reflective element.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Neneh Rowa-Dewar
Tel: (0131 6)50 9249
|Course secretary||Mrs Rosemary Porteous
Tel: (0131 6)50 9835