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Postgraduate Course: Literature Review (Zhejiang) (BIME11098)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryReview of the literature relevant to the research problem that the student will investigate in their laboratory project
Course description Review of the current research literature related to the laboratory research project

Students enrolled on the MSc Biomedical Sciences (Zhejiang) programme will carry out a laboratory research project over 40 weeks. In this course students will work independently under the supervision of their project supervisors and the Programme Director, to research into and prepare an in-depth, critical review of the published literature relating to their research project. The literature review will include an appreciation of the relevance and importance of the investigations they propose to carry out in their project, and the possible significance of anticipated outcomes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 391 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% coursework (literature review)
Feedback Individual meetings will be held with each student by the research project supervisor(s) and the Programme Director, to guide the preparation of the literature review. Following the submission of the literature review written feedback on the assessed work will be provided individually.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The development of knowledge and understanding of the relevance of their chosen research project in the field of Biomedical Sciences
  2. The development and demonstration of the ability to critically evaluate the published literature relevant to their research project topic
  3. The development and demonstration of communication skills in presenting and discussing the background to their research project in a written literature review
  4. The development and demonstration of the ability to work independently under the guidance of their supervisor(s) to achieve desired outcomes
Learning Resources
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Evaluation and critical analysis skills, in understanding the relevance and importance of their research project in relation to current research in Biomedical Sciences.
Communication and IT skills, in preparing and submitting an appropriately structured literature review.
Autonomy and collaborative skills in preparing the literature review through independent research under the guidance of the project supervisor(s) and Programme Director.
Special Arrangements This course is only open to Zhejiang University Biomedical Sciences students
Study Abroad no
KeywordsLiterature Review Zhejiang
Course organiserProf Mayank Dutia
Tel: (0131 6)50 3252
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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