Veterinary Biosciences Project 4 VETSCI4018P

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

An undergraduate research project.

Timetable

None

Requirements of Entry

Students must have attained the minimum requirements for entry into level 4 of the Veterinary Biosciences [Hons]/MSci Programme as specified in the Veterinary Biosciences [Hons]/MSci Programme Supplementary Regulations.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

The overall Project will be 100% and consist of the following - Project report (80%), Oral presentation of project (15%) and Supervisor's report (5%).

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The research project aims to provide the student with the opportunity to learn and put into practice the skills required for scientific research, by carrying out an original investigation to address a specific question/hypothesis, and critically analyzing, interpreting and discussing the findings in a written report and oral presentation.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the research project, the student should be able to:

■ Explain the significance and novelty of the question or hypothesis addressed by their project, in the context of the existing scientific literature on the topic

■ Demonstrate competence in the use of appropriate scientific approaches to test the hypothesis/answer the question

■ Independently devise investigations/experiments with clear protocols and adequate controls, which will generate scientifically valid data

■ Maintain clear and complete records of the investigation work in accordance with the conventions of good scientific practice

■ Critically analyse results of the investigation, drawing appropriate conclusions in relation to the original question/hypothesis and the published literature

■ Evaluate alternative approaches to the question, and suggest future lines of investigation

■ Prepare a coherent account of the project in written and oral formats, in accordance with good scientific practice

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

None