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Postgraduate Course: Research Project Proposal (Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair) (REGM11003)

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 Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryWriting a research proposal and project plan for the student's second research project, written in the form of a grant application.
Course description Before starting their second of two research projects around regenerative medicine and tissue repair, students will design their chosen research project in consultation with their supervisor. Students will write this up as a research project proposal with project plan. The proposal will be written as a grant application (max 3500 words), to be submitted in April for assessment towards the MSc by Research in Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Repair.

The research project proposal writing course is specifically designed to provide students with practical experience of research project design and planning. This element will allow student to develop their academic writing skills. By applying the format of a grant proposal, students will learn to write within the constraints this format poses on the researcher. The project proposal writing course also permits students to take ownership of their research project from the start.
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 Blocks 4-5 (Sem 2)
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 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Written proposal 100%
Feedback The student will be provided with informal feedback from their supervisors and with written feedback on their proposal through official assessment thereof.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Formulate a valid research hypothesis and research aim(s) building on their knowledge and independent learning.
  2. Ability to interrogate their hypothesis by successfully planning a variety of appropriate biomedical experimental approaches.
  3. Proficiency in academic writing skills.
Reading List
Literature and text books relevant to the research topic and laboratory techniques to be used during the research project.
Resources about academic writing (including from the Institute for Academic Development).
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Showing initiative and participate in the development and execution of their research projects.
Effective literature based research.
Keywordsproject proposal,project planning,literature search,academic writing,research project design
Course organiserDr Marieke Hoeve
Tel: (0131 6)51 9539
Course secretaryMs Kelly Douglas
Tel: (0131 6)51 9515
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