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Trauma Management Dissertation MED5577

  • 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

Dissertation on students own self-selected area of trauma management. The focus may be on research, education or quality improvement. The student will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge, the ability to critical appraise and using the selected methodology complete a project.


Meetings will take place with supervisor throughout the year. 

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Summative assessment will be carried out 2 methods.

1. Dissertation presenting work from project (90%)

  2. Oral presentation of work (10%)

Course Aims

This course enable the student to demonstrate a deep understanding of a particular aspect of trauma management. The dissertation will presented in a format suitable for publication and support this with an oral presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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


1. Present a justification and summary of the area of work that they have undertaken. 

1. Detail their methodological approach to their project.


1. Present findings from work and synthesize within the context of trauma management within their clinical setting and beyond.


2. Present cohesive summary of findings and recommendations for further research or interventions.

3. Demonstrate intellectual independence.

4. Communicate effectively findings of work through dissertation and oral presentation.

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.