Project Dissertation MED5073P
- Academic Session: 2022-23
- School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
The research project or audit is a means of getting students to engage in detail with one topic or issue relevant to critical care medicine. The research project will be a means of seeing how the world of medical informatics is useful in carrying out research in the critical care environment.
Work starts in Semester 2 and continues to submission in September.
Requirements of Entry
In order to progress to the Research Project, students must attain an average aggregation score of 12 (equivalent to Grade C3) with at least 75% of the credits at Grade D3 or better, and all credits at Grade F or above
An oral presentation of the dissertation = 20%
A dissertation of approximately 7000 words
Main Assessment In: August
The research project or audit is a means of getting students to engage in detail with one topic or issue relevant to critical care medicine. The research project will be a means of seeing how medical informatics is useful in carrying out research in the critical care environment. It requires them to draw on their knowledge of key concepts and theories gained from other parts of the programme, in order to present a coherent, masters-level dissertation. The project must be an original completed piece of work, completed in the relevant time frame.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of their dissertation, students will be able to:
■ Plan and execute a substantial piece of original research or structured audit with the support of a dissertation supervisor.
■ Critically evaluate the literature relating to a specific topic or issue relevant to critical care practise and present a synthesis and critical review of that literature.
■ Formulate specific research questions or identify specific problems derived from the literature review.
■ Demonstrate appropriate methods to gather and analyse data using medical informatics techniques.
■ Present the findings from their project and draw appropriate conclusions that relate to the research questions or problems identified.
■ Communicate a complex, extended argument effectively in writing using appropriate academic conventions.
■ Execute and complete tasks on time.
Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits
A Masters level dissertation that achieves a Grade C or above - Check calendar - reference to Postgraduate template