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Undergraduate Course: Integrative Biomedical Sciences Research Project (IBMS10008)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course gives students the opportunity to carry out a defined piece of research. It will comprise either laboratory-based experimental work & analysis/interpretation of the collected data, analysis/interpretation of previously generated data, or a literature-based investigative research project addressing a specific topic.

Course description The aim of this course is to give students the opportunity to conduct a piece of original research. The research project may be laboratory-based or library-based. The project results will be presented orally to staff and fellow students and as a written dissertation. Students will regularly reflect on their progress and experiences.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 362 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) In-course assessment accounts for 100% of the total course mark.«br /»
1. Written research project report (85%)«br /»
2. Oral presentation of research project (15%)«br /»
Feedback Oral feedback will be provided after a formative, 'practice' talk in the host lab. Oral and written feedback will be given on at least one draft of the dissertation.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe a question requiring original research through critical reading of current literature. Formulate one or more testable hypotheses or central arguments from the question.
  2. Justify and implement appropriate methods and models to test the hypotheses or arguments.
  3. Obtain data to address the hypotheses or arguments using appropriate investigative techniques and research tools. Critically analyse the evidence obtained to refute or support the hypotheses or arguments.
  4. Integrate these findings with those of others, and indicate the impact this has on the field and how future work may address outstanding questions.
  5. Communicate findings and conclusions effectively through written and oral presentations.
Reading List
As determined by principal supervisor.
Additional Information
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.
- Think reflectively.
KeywordsBiomedical sciences,Data analysis,Biomedical research
Course organiserDr John Menzies
Tel: (0131 6)51 1711
Course secretaryMiss Natasha Goldie
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