Undergraduate Course: Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Project (BIME10067)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Original Research project either
1 laboratory based experimental work
2 analysis and interpretation of new or previously generated/collected data
3 library based investigative research addressing a specific question/topic
During third year students will be allocated to a research project. It is expected that the project will be located in the students' place of employment with a local and University supervisor.
The results obtained will be presented at staff and fellow students and written up as a research report.
Students will be able to conduct a defined piece of research during the fourth year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Research project report (87.5%)
Oral presentation of research project (12.5%)
||Students will receive face-to-face feedback during supervision meetings with supervisor.
Students will receive a verbal and written critique of presentation in advance of the project submission. Feedback will be given on the project report.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop knowledge about a range of research techniques and understand the uses and shortfalls of different methodologies
- Acquire experimental design and data handling skills
- Plan and structure a research report
- Enhance teamwork, communication and presentational skills
|Relevant journals are available electronically and in the library|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Define and analyse complex problems and issues.
Demonstrate originality and creativity in addressing research questions and challenges encountered in the research process.
Present new information from research findings to an informed audience.
Discuss and critically appraise the work of others.
Interpret numerical and graphical data to support the chosen research project.
Exercise autonomy and initiative.
Work under supervision with specialist practitioners.
Work with others to bring about change, development and/or new thinking.
|Course organiser||Dr Martin Simmen
Tel: (0131 6)51 1773
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Allan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1514