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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Veterinary Epidemiology Dissertation (VESC11156)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits60 ECTS Credits30
SummaryThe dissertation course is designed to further develop the student┐s scientific research skills and ability to utilise scientific theory. This course will consist of three elements, a planning element, a dissertation thesis, and an oral presentation

Course description The dissertation project is designed to further develop the student┐s understanding of the processes and planning involved in undertaking research and to develop their scientific written communication skills. The presentation element allows for the oral communication of their findings. Students can choose to carry out a modelling project, a literature review project, or an experimental/field project.

Depending on the format this can include: literature review, experimental design (where possible), data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation; case studies and interpretation. This will be presented in the format of a peer review paper (formatted for a scientific journal) with the potential to be published in the appropriate field.
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 Flexible
Course Start Date 17/09/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 90 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Dissertation plan - 10%
Results oral presentation - 10%
Dissertation - 90%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research skills - Recognise the importance of planning and preparation required to undertake a research project (empirical or desk-based)
  2. Develop a thorough understanding of the chosen subject area
  3. Demonstrate the ability to collate and critically assess/interpret data/literature
  4. Develop an ability to effectively communicate knowledge in a professional manner (written and oral)
  5. Provide recommendations based on research findings
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Spiridoula Athanasiadou
Tel: (0131 6)51 9355
Email: sathanas@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Angela Harding
Tel: (0131 6)51 7363
Email: Angela.Harding@ed.ac.uk
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