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Clinical Aneasthesia and Leadership Dissertation MED5560P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • 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 be supervised and guided to produce a high quality dissertation in a subject area, question or area of practice in the course specification. Students will be expected to perform at least one literature search and organise and assimilate the relevant literature and justify it inclusion or exclusion. Finally, students will be expected to critically appraise the relevant literature to produce a narrative systematic review.


Students will have online live meetings supervisors as and when required by mutual agreement and be in contact regularly by email.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





1. Dissertation approx. 7000 words (90%)

2. An oral presentation (10%)

Course Aims

The aim of this course is to develop the students' ability to critically apply state-of-the-art knowledge and understanding of aspects of Anaesthesia. The standard of the written work produced at the end this course is expected of a quality that could be published in a peer reviewed journal.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Synthesise and critically evaluate the evidence base in relation to a topic in Anaesthesia with reference to the role of leadership

■ Demonstrate intellectual independence

■ Stratify and prioritise a large body of evidence

■ Formulate a critical appraisal in a clear logical structure

■ Communicate effectively with their peers and supervisors using appropriate methods

■ Demonstrate originality and creativity in the application of knowledge and understanding in the practice of Anaesthesia and leadership

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.