Postgraduate Course: MScCT Dissertation (MCLM11026)
|School||Deanery of Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course equips students with the skills and knowledge to deliver and communicate a dissertation project, relevant to their current or future career in clinical trials.
This course builds on the knowledge and skills attained in the previous 120 credits of the programme. Students will learn how to develop a research question related to clinical trials. Students will be introduced to a range of research methodologies and skills necessary to explore the identified topic area. This will include consideration of ethical issues, critical appraisal of relevant literature and identification and application of relevant research methods. Students will communicate their research findings using appropriate media. Students will critically reflect on their learning journey throughout and be expected to work independently with regular support and supervision.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Online Activities 60,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 20,
Formative Assessment Hours 40,
Summative Assessment Hours 20,
Revision Session Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop and refine a research question based on critical appraisal of relevant literature
- Identify and apply appropriate research methodology to deliver a dissertation project
- Apply understanding of ethical concepts, issues and processes in clinical trial research
- Communicate key findings, using appropriate media, to a range of audiences
- Critically reflect on their continuing personal and professional development
|Please refer to programme handbook|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Personal Effectiveness: Planning organising and time management, professional awareness
Research and enquiry: Problem solving, critical thinking, handling complexity and ambiguity, knowledge integration and application, digital literacy.
Communication: cross cultural communication, written communications, verbal communication and presentation, interpersonal skills
Personal and intellectual autonomy: Decision making, self-awareness and reflection, independent learning and development, creative and inventive thinking.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Supported with online teaching content and lectures.
|Keywords||clinical trials,study design,dissertation,research,research methods,communication,research question
|Course organiser||Miss Michelle Evans
Tel: (0131 6)51 5440.
|Course secretary||Mr David Stevens
Tel: 0131 242 6120