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Postgraduate Course: Research Proposal (ZJE) (BIME11169)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryStudents are required to prepare a detailed research proposal in consultation with their chosen supervisor. Students should reflect on their experience and evidence their learning from either project 1 or project 2 to write a proposal for a future related research project (out-with the MSc) in the form of a grant application, public communication piece or a proposal for translational application in industry.
Course description This course aims to develop skills relevant to the design, development and presentation of proposals for novel research in the biomedical sciences. Students will develop a research
idea based on one of the 2 projects that they have completed in the Integrative Biomedical Science programme.

The scope of the proposal will be determined by the student but typically would include a grant application of the type typically submitted to funding councils, a bid to an industrial partner for the translation of basic research ship, or a substantive article proposing why an area of biomedical research should be considered important to a lay audience.

The course will include a mandatory taught element selected from a series of workshops with members of funding councils, pharmacological industry and science communicators. These workshops will allow students to enhance skills developed in the course of the programme and reflect on their experience in the course and how this can be transferred to a range of professional activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements **This course is delivered in China. Only available to students enrolled on MSc Integrative Biomedical Sciences (in China)
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  60
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework 100%«br /»
Research proposal of up to 5000 words (65%)«br /»
Presentation and oral examination (35%)
Feedback Feedback will be provided to students throughout the programme, by staff involved in the core taught element, peer group activities and by individual supervisors overseeing the research projects.

The taught element will include activities that will support the execution and delivery of the proposal and oral presentation. Anonymous markers provide feedback on the research proposal assignment and student will receive feedback on the oral presentations.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. The purpose of the project plan is to ascertain that students have a thorough knowledge of the relevant literature, can make a critical appraisal of the key material in it and can place their own proposal project in its context
  2. To ascertain that students can accurately report the work they have already completed and its significance
Reading List
Resources will be nae available within LEARN
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Critical evaluation and analysis of own understanding and learning
Highly developed skills in Research and Enquiry
Contribute to future research of university or influence related industry
Effective communication to a variety of audiences
KeywordsGrant writing,public communication,technology translation
Course organiserDr Paul Le Tissier
Tel: (0131 6)50 3107
Course secretaryMs Eimear Musgrave
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