Undergraduate Course: Research Strategies in Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (BIME09015)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course will cover how hypothesis driven research is formulated and funded.
This course is only available to students on the Biomedical and Laboratory Science Programme.
This course will be based on lectures and small-group session and involve training in literature searching, database mining, research funding, project planning, ethics, experimental design, report writing, publishing research in academic journals, press releases, public engagement and patenting procedures.
This course will extend material covered in Biomedical Sciences 3 by involving grant proposal/research methods/research ethics linked to employment and research project.
This course is only available to students on the Biomedical and Laboratory Sciences programme.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||ICA - 100% [Grant proposal (70%) and production of written reports in different formats and to different audiences, e.g. academic, lay, press (30%).
||Students receive feedback during sessions with tutor on progress and approach to the task. Feedback is given after evaluation of the grant proposal and reports.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develope an understanding of the key stages in the research lifecycle.
- Acquire an understanding of ¿ and ability to critically discuss ¿ factors influencing the reliability and reproducibility of findings in the biomedical research literature.
- Enhance your skill in critically evaluating scientific research papers with regard to study design, data analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data.
- Enhance your ability to formulate novel experimentally testable hypotheses.
- Develop skills to communicate research findings to a lay audience.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Students are instructed in the skills that allow the work of others to be accurately and concisely summarised and abstracted.
Independent thinking and the ability to draw together novel but relevant information from a wide range of sources and synthesise coherent conclusions is encouraged through a variety of formats including essay writing, peer and tutor-led discussion groups.
The ability to communicate freely and understandably with a range of audiences is essential for the modern Biomedical Scientist. The degree programme allows development in the different forms of communication at all stages and academic levels of the programme.
Students are practised in the creation of coherent written, electronic and oral communications based on independently accumulated information.
|Course organiser||Dr Martin Simmen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1773
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1514