Undergraduate Course: Medical Sciences Project (MSBM10013)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Original Research project either
1 laboratory based experimental work
2 analysis and interpretation of new or previously generated/collected data
3 library based investigative research addressing a specific question/topic
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10,
External Visit Hours 14,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||research project maximum 5000 words and 12 figures for research based projects. Library based projects maximum 8000 words
||Students will receive feedback on their presentation in advance of the project submission. Further feedback will then be given on the project report.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe a question requiring original research through critical reading of current literature. Formulate one or more testable hypotheses or central arguments from the question.
- Identify appropriate methods and models to test the hypotheses or arguments.
- Obtain information to address the hypotheses or arguments using appropriate investigative techniques and research tools. Critically analyze the evidence obtained to refute or support the hypotheses or arguments.
- Integrate your findings with those of others, and indicate the impact this has on the field and how future work may address outstanding questions.
- Communicate your findings and conclusions effectively through your dissertation, lay-summary, and any associated oral or poster presentations.
|No specific reading list|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Laboratory and library work as arranged.
|Course organiser||Dr Ruth Deighton
Tel: (0131 6)51 5479
|Course secretary||Miss Mary Cummings
Tel: (0131 6)51 3094