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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies : Veterinary Sciences

Postgraduate Course: Research Project Part 2 (VESC12009)

Course Outline
SchoolRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis course comprises the second part of the major research component of the DVetMed, in which students will continue to undertake a high quality hypothesis-driven original research project relevant to their chosen specialty in veterinary medicine.
Course description 1. The student will develop a specialised knowledge and understanding of a chosen area of veterinary research.
2. The student will design and carry out a range of experiments to investigate a scientific hypothesis in the chosen subject area.
3. He/she will develop an understanding of the attributes of a scientist and the requirements for scientific rigour necessary to reach conclusions and advance understanding.
4. He/she will develop the ability to work with others as part of a research team.
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:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 392 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 80 %
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the chosen research area
  2. Design and carry out experiments independently
  3. Present the results of a research project in critical and scholarly way
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interact and work as part of a research team
Reading List
Will depend on the project, but online, library and other resources are widely available through the university.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Knowledge and skills will include:
1. Understanding of critical questions to be addressed in designing a research project
2. Good laboratory skills and an understanding of how these skills can be used to prove or disprove an hypothesis
3. Understanding of the ethical and legal requirements which govern research laboratories
4. Understanding of the importance of experimental design
5. Ability to critically assess experimental outcome
6. Ability to present research data professionally

KeywordsVeterinary,Research,Professional Training
Course organiserMr John Keen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6253
Course secretaryMrs Emma Pineau
Tel: (0131 6)51 9198
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