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Postgraduate Course: Biomedical Research Training (IBMS11002)

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 Credits100 ECTS Credits50
SummaryStudents carry out original research on two, consecutive, approved, 18-week projects in a biomedical laboratory or human / translational research environment. This course is only available to students enrolled on the Dual Award Integrated 4 Year PhD in Integrative Biomedical Sciences.
Course description Projects will be selected from an approved list. Projects 1 & 2 must be from different thematic research areas of biomedical science.

At the completion of each project, the student will present their research findings in a written and oral presentation. The style of the written presentation will be notified in advance but different for each project (e.g. Lancet style, Nature style, scientific poster).

The Integrative Biomedical Science PhD is a training programme focused on common biomedical disorders across the life-course. The goal of the programme is to advance knowledge, expertise and skills in fundamental biomedical research and its translation. As part of the PhD programme, students are expected to take this course on 'Biomedical Research Training'.

The aim of this course is to provide the students with practical experience of research work in areas that span:
- Infection medicine
- Cancer
- Neuroscience/neuroendocrinology
- Development, stem cells, regeneration & repair
- Molecular medicine

Students will select their research projects from a list of approved 18-week projects. Each project will involve two research supervisors, usually one with a fundamental and one with a translational background. The project research areas will complement the taught content in the 'Biomedical Sciences Disorders 1' course, which will run concurrently.
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 Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 1000 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 36, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 20, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 944 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework: 100%«br /»
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ICA is made up of:«br /»
- Research Project Report: e.g. written assignments such as Lancet Style paper, Nature Style paper, Scientific Poster«br /»
- Oral presentation of research report«br /»
Feedback Formative feedback will be provided. Appropriate supervisors/tutors will provide feedback on a draft of each assessment before it is submitted for marking. Feedback will also be provided on the oral presentations.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Acquire skills in design of experiments and in methods and techniques in biomedical science and translational research
  2. Become fluent with good laboratory/translation practice
  3. Make appropriate quantitative and/or statistical analysis of biomedical data
  4. Understand different research approaches across the life-course
  5. Enhance teamwork, communication, writing and presentation skills
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 1. Practice, applied knowledge, skills and understanding
2. Generic cognitive skills
3. Communication, ICT and Numeracy skills
4. Autonomy, Accountability and working with others
Course organiserDr David Arnot
Tel: (0131 6)50 5503
Course secretaryMs Cristina Matthews
Tel: (0131 6)51 1346
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