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One Health: Dissertation MED5501P

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • 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.

Timetable

None

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

The dissertation assessment will consist of the following components:

Student's written report (80%). A written report of 6,000-8,000 words 

Oral presentation (20%). A presentation of the project followed by viva style questions to an audience consisting of fellow students and project supervisors.

Course Aims

The aims of this course are

■ To provide participants with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills gained on the One Health programme

■ To carryout original research, 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, present and communicate these findings effectively to a mixed audience

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Combined ILO's (as requested by supercluster)

■ Critically design, plan and complete an investigation of a focused research question or a problem related to their MSc in One Health

■ Develop and apply a strategic, methodical approach to selecting and searching relevant bibliographic databases and other sources of relevant information

■ Critically evaluate scientific literature and prior research

■ For investigative projects, conduct original research to test a specific hypothesis and analyse the findings and draw specific conclusions

■ Formulate reasoned judgements based on available evidence;

■ Discuss findings in the context of prior and future research;

■ Write a clear and cogent report in an appropriate format;

■ Give a clear, well-constructed oral presentation describing their research to their peers.

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.