Postgraduate Course: Project Proposal and Literature Review for MSc Drug Discovery and Translational Biology (BICH11005)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Preparation for the MSc Research Project will take to the form of a grant proposal on a topic related to, but distinct from, the research project to be undertaken in the later part of the programme.
This course simulates the production of a funding application for a medium term (36 Month) research project. This is coupled with the students research project topic and allows them to perform a thorough literature search as well as some research into some experimental/data collection skills that are current within their topic.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Entry to the course will be for students already holding (or expecting to hold) an Honours degree or equivalent in a biological subject such as biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, pharmacology. Students with a background in chemistry, physics, computer science or Informatics will also be considered, and those with other scientific or medical backgrounds should contact the Course Organiser.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 2,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessed paper/proposal 100%
||Given that there is a single (complex) assessed item from this course there is no formal mid semester assessment, however the students can show have comment on outlines of the proposal during the workshop sessions for this course.
|No Exam Information
| Students will have the basic knowledge necessary to prepare a grant application to one of the Research Councils. This will involve reviewing the relevant literature in a particular area of science, proposing a topic that will form the basis of a research project and then prepare a series of experimental protocols designed to investigate the topic.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||2 lectures and 6 workshops
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Taylor
Tel: (0131 6)50 7058
|Course secretary||Mrs Claire Black
Tel: (0131 6)50 8637