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Diabetes Dissertation MED5369P

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Cardiovascular and Metabolic
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students plan and execute an independent research project, audit or critical review of the literature in the area of diabetes, to produce a written dissertation and to present and discuss the conclusions of the research.

Timetable

Daily attendance in laboratory or other project locations.

Requirements of Entry

Students must have obtained a grade point average 12 (equivalent to C3) or above in the taught courses, with at least 75% of the credits at grade D3 or better and all the credits at grade F or above.

Assessment

Assessment

The project assessment will consist of the following components:

 

Dissertation (70%)

■ A Dissertation of 5,000 - 10,000 words formatted in appropriate scientific style.

■ The report will be assessed by the Supervisor and an independent marker and the grade awarded will be an "agreed" mark.

 

Oral Presentation (10%)

■ A short presentation of project (following by questions) to an audience consisting of fellow students and project supervisors. The presentation will be assessed by two assessors (neither of whom will be the supervisor).

 

Poster Presentation (10%)

 

Supervisor Report (10%)

Course Aims

To plan and execute an independent research project, audit or critical review of the literature in the area of Diabetes research, to produce a written dissertation and to present and discuss the conclusions of the research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically assess and summarise the literature in the area of the research project.

■ Plan and carry out a research project, a systematic review, or an audit.

■ Carry out a defined group of practical laboratory and/or clinical skills or, in dry projects, the skills of information and retrieval and handling.

■ Organise and present a research project, critical assessing the limitation of the project and the contribution it makes to current knowledge.

■ Analyse and interpret data.

■ Communicate data in a systematic and concise manner.

■ Present research project and results in the format of a submission of a paper to a learned peer reviewed journal.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.