Undergraduate Course: Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences Project Preview Dissertation (BIME10066)
|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||A 3000 word literature review covering material directly related to the subject of the research project. The aims of the project preview dissertation are to review the background relevant to the question being addressed in the research project and to explain why this question(s) is important.
After the initial tutorial sessions and apart from guidance from the project supervisor the student works on their own to produce the dissertation.
The course is student-driven following initial guidance from a tutor and then support from project supervisor.
As a mechanism to obtain background information and an understanding of the research project students carry out a literature review of a topic related to the project. Using this information students write a dissertation that covers an introduction to the area of research, methodologies and explains the significance of the hypothesis being tested.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Dissertation - 100%
||Students receive feedback during sessions with tutor and supervisor on progress and approach to the task. Feedback is given after evaluation of the dissertation.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Production of a review essay which critically analyses literature and data on a topic related to the research project
- Communicate about biomedical science issues in an accurate, clear and well-organised manner
- Demonstrating an ability to evaluate and integrate information from several sources
|Relevant journals are available electronically and in the library|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to concisely summarise and abstract relevant material from published literature.
Independent working and thinking and the ability to draw together novel but relevant information from a wide range of sources and synthesise coherent conclusions.
Creation of coherent written communication based on independently accumulated information.
Time-management on an individual and a collaborative scale is dictated by balancing workloads across courses in relation to submission deadlines.
Personal confidence and its development are fostered through the presentation of concise piece of work and the formative feedback provided on this activity.