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