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Postgraduate Course: Biomechanics Dissertation - cancelled (GMED11025)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe aim is for the student to undertake a research project of a sufficient depth to allow them to write a thesis whose length is typically 8000-10000 words, not exceeding 15000 words.
The project will build on the taught content of the MSc. A range of project titles will be available for the student to choose from. As many of these as possible will involve joint supervision by an engineer/physicist and a biologist/clinician. It is anticipated in most instances that the biologist/clinician will act as second supervisor, informing the direction of the project and interpreting results from a biology/clinical perspective.
Typically the project might involve: real-world data from cells, tissues or organs; computational modelling; or some combination of the two.
Course description Supervised hands-on project
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
& Systematic acquisition of and insight into the relevant literature
& Understanding of the design of the project
& Ability to modify the project methodology in order to address the aims of the project
& Ability to collect and analyse data in a manner which enables statistically valid conclusions to be drawn from the data
& Ability to relate the theory and concepts in order to draw appropriate conclusions from the data
& Understanding of the place of their research project in the wider context
& Ability to recognise limitations of the study
& Ability to write clearly and effectively and to meet approved criteria for formal presentation of a written thesis
Reading List
Reading will be provided by individual supervisors
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsBiomechanics, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, tissue engineering, mechanotransduction, cells, tissu
Contacts
Course organiserDr Peter Hoskins
Tel: 0131 242 6305
Email: Peter.Hoskins@ed.ac.uk
Course secretary
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