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Postgraduate Course: Research Project Two (Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair) (REGM11002)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits80 ECTS Credits40
SummaryThis course is the second of two research projects undertaken during the MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair. Students can choose one of two pathways of study:
(1) Discovery Science pathway; (2) Clinical Development pathway.
During both pathways students will receive training from experts working across the life cycle of cell and gene therapy development and production, ranging from discovery science and phase I/II clinical trials to manufacturing of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP).
If you choose the Discovery Science pathway, you will typically undertake this research project two in an academic research lab at the Institute for Regeneration and Repair. If you choose the Clinical Development pathway, your research project two will focus on real-life development and manufacturing scenarios for ATMPs in a non-academic host organisation to enhance your practical understanding of the cell and gene therapy production pipeline.
The research project is a major assessed component of the programme. Students will be supervised by supervisors who are working across centres/institutes and disciplinary boundaries so that students will get first-hand experience in interdisciplinary research collaboration and have the opportunity to explore potential career directions.
Course description The research project is specifically designed to provide students with practical experience of a wide range of current research techniques in cellular and molecular biology and genetics relevant for stem cell biology, developmental biology, inflammation research and regenerative medicine. The research project will teach students good research practice. The project also permits students to gain analytical skills, critical appraisal and scientific writing skills.
A series of seminars and tutorials covering the academic discipline of regenerative medicine and tissue repair will complement the course, providing breadth and depth to the laboratory research project.
Before commencing their second research project, students prepare a research proposal and project plan for this second research project in the form of a grant application, which is a separately assessed course of the programme (REGM11003).
After carrying out their research project students write up the results as a dissertation (max 10,000 words), to be submitted in August for assessment towards the MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair. During their project, students will be disseminating their findings through presentation opportunities, including at lab meetings and an oral presentation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  20
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 800 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 16, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 784 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 90 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Dissertation 90%
Laboratory performance 10%
Feedback The student will be provided with informal feedback from their supervisors and with written feedback on their laboratory performance through official assessment, and on their dissertation through official assessment thereof.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Broad and in depth understanding of the academic discipline.
  2. Fundamental knowledge of designing and conducting a biomedical research project.
  3. Acquire a broad range of relevant laboratory and analytical research skills and associated generic/transferable skills underpinning biomedical research.
  4. Ability to apply good research practice when performing and analysing experiments.
  5. Ability to critically analyse their data, draw relevant conclusions, and formulate meaningful approaches to advance the project.
Reading List
Literature and text books relevant to the research topic and laboratory techniques to be used during the research project.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Analytical and critical appraisal skills.
Proficiency in a range of data processing tools.
Proficiency in general and specialist knowledge transfer.
Ability to critically reflect on their own role and responsibilities while working in a laboratory.
Keywordsbiomedical research skills,regenerative medicine,tissue repair,dissertation,research project
Course organiserDr Marieke Hoeve
Tel: (0131 6)51 9539
Course secretaryMs Kelly Douglas
Tel: (0131 6)51 9515
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