Postgraduate Course: Dissertation in Stem Cells, Regeneration and Translational Neuroscience (NEME11050)
|School||Deanery of Clinical 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||Students will be asked to research and write a reflective element (10-15,000 words). This may either be a piece of original research (lab, translational or clinical), or a systematic review. The subject matter must be relevant to the areas of stem cells, regenerative and/or translational neuroscience, models and neurodegenerative diseases and we would envisage that students would consider something in their chosen specialty area. Before beginning, a detailed assignment proposal must be submitted and approved by the candidate's supervisor, and the Course organiser.
The dissertation will be either a piece of original research (lab, translational or clinical), or a systematic review and consist of 10-15,000 words.
The dissertation would consolidate the knowledge and understanding gained from the first two years/120 credits of study. In providing an opportunity to study a particular topic in depth, the dissertation would develop further the ability to analyse published evidence
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. As an integral element of the final year the student will have ready access to a variety of research methods training to provide the skills required for successful completion of the dissertation.
Supervision for this element of the MSc will be provided by existing academic staff and subject experts currently employed by the University of Edinburgh. Candidates will also be encouraged, if appropriate, to work closely with senior staff at their home institutions. Where a suitable academic link exists, these staff may be contracted to provide additional formal supervisory support.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate critical understanding and cohesive thinking to link all the key areas students have studied including neurodegenerative diseases, stem cells, models, ethics and stem cell technologies/industry as relevant to their chosen topic
- Display evidence-based practice and the application of theory to clinical practice
- Evaluate and criticise the relevant literature around their chosen area
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||1. Due to working independently students must show a high degree of autonomy and time management skills to complete their dissertation
2. Students will need to critically assess their own and work as well as their roles and responsibilities via the learning contract
3. Students will need to display a significant individual drive and determination to engage with this course and remain focused
|Keywords||Stem cells,regeneration,translation,neurodegenerative diseases
|Course organiser||Dr David Hampton
Tel: (0131) 242 9421
|Course secretary||Ms Ekaterina Churkina
Tel: (0131) 465 9581