One Health: Dissertation MED5501P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

Students will complete a substantive piece of independent work involving an analysis of data and/or literature.



Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





A dissertation of a maximum of 10,000 words in length (including appendices) - or

A research paper of a maximum of 10,000 words in length (including appendices and references) - or

A reflective portfolio of a maximum of 10,000 words in length - or

A briefing note of a maximum of 10,000 words in length

Course Aims

To provide participants with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained in pre-requisite course, to review and critique scientific and other literature, collate and analyse data from a wide range of potentially disparate resources, interpret the findings of these analyses and communicate these findings effectively to a mixed audience.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Search, review and critique scientific and other literature

■ Identify and collect data from a variety of sources and media, including libraries and archives, the internet and professional practice

■ Critically evaluate data and published evidence to answer a research question, producing potential recommendations for future policy with a view to making balanced conclusions

■ Formulate plans to disseminate findings to a mixed audience

■ Clearly and concisely summarise these procedures in the form of a written dissertation, a research paper or another suitable document type, for example a briefing note or a reflective portfolio.

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.