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Undergraduate Course: Anatomy and Development Grant Proposal (BIME10043)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryStudents will be expected to formulate hypotheses linked to a specific subject area, design a series of experiments to test these hypotheses, and produce a Grant Proposal - a mock application for funding in which the student describes the research problem, its importance, the hypotheses, and the experiments they would propose to perform. Guidance will be given on this process in Semester 2. Dependent upon class size, students may carry out this task in groups of up to 4, rather than individually. Grant proposals will be presented in the form of a poster presentation.
Course description Students will be expected to formulate hypotheses linked to a specific subject area, design a series of experiments to test these hypotheses, and produce a Grant Proposal - a mock application for funding in which the student describes the research problem, its importance, the hypotheses, and the experiments they would propose to perform. Guidance will be given on this process in Semester 2. Dependent upon class size, students may carry out this task in groups of up to 4, rather than individually. Grant proposals will be presented in the form of a poster presentation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Anatomy and Development Synoptic Exam (BIME10041) AND Anatomy and Development Project (BIME10042) AND Anatomy and Development Core (BIME10044)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  24
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Formative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 96 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment (100%)
Feedback Students will give an informal presentation on their grant proposal in Semester 2, after which they will be given verbal feedback on their oral presentation skills and on their grant proposal ideas.
Feedback on a draft of the final Grant Proposal presentation will also be provided.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe a question requiring original research through critical reading of current literature.
  2. Formulate one or more testable hypotheses or central arguments from the question.
  3. Identify appropriate methods and models to test the hypotheses or arguments
  4. Produce an integrated research proposal describing a coherent, integrated plan to investigate the research question
Reading List
Course Organiser and contributors will provide guidance on further reading throughout the course.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills This course is a compulsory part of the senior honours programme in Anatomy and Development. Students on this programme will gain the following set of graduate attributes and skills:

1: Knowledge and understanding
- Graduates will develop an in-depth understanding of the areas described above, including a significant amount of independent reading.
- Graduates will be expected to build on their learning in Semester 1 to demonstrate an ability to critically appraise the evidence used to guide research in the fields.
2: Practice Applied knowledge, skills & understanding
- Students will apply their specific knowledge and understanding of Anatomy and Developmental Biology to plan and present a hypothesis-led research plan, e.g. in the form of a poster.
3: Generic cognitive skills
- Graduates will have demonstrated an ability to identify, define, conceptualise and critically analyse complex scientific problems.
- Graduates will be expected to critically review their knowledge, skills and thinking on the material covered, and synthesise this with evidence from the literature.
4: Communication, ICT & numeracy skills
- Students will be expected to communicate professionally with peers, senior colleagues and the lay public.
- Students will learn to present information about specialised topics to informed audiences, using appropriate ICT applications for this purpose.
- Graduates will demonstrate an ability to interpret, use and evaluate numerical and graphical data in their appraisal of the relevant literature.
5: Autonomy, accountability & working with others
- Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate autonomy and initiative by planning their semester 2 research project.
- Students will work in small groups during some activities, thereby enhancing their team working skills.

KeywordsAnatomy,Developmental Biology,Project,Experimental design
Contacts
Course organiserDr John Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 6820
Email: John.Mason@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Philip Horey
Tel: (0131 6)50 3160
Email: philip.horey@ed.ac.uk
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