Work Placement Year in Veterinary Biosciences VETSCI5019
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Veterinary Medicine
- Credits: 120
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Full Year
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
This course is the work placement year for integrated Masters (MSci) programme with work placement as part of the BSc[Hons]/MSci programme.
The placement year is taken after Year 3, and lasts between 10-12 months.
Requirements of Entry
This course is only available to students in Year 4 of the School of Veterinary Medicine MSci Veterinary Biosciences degree programme.
Written project report (25%) and viva on placement (25%). A poster or other visual presentation describing the role of the organisation (12.5%) and critical review based dissertation (37.5%).
The course aims to provide experience of full-time employment in a research environment and experience of carrying out and reporting on extended scientific research.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ carry out biological research in a work environment;
■ prepare a detailed scientific report on that research;
■ defend their research and interpretation of data in oral interview;
■ evaluate existing published scientific literature;
■ compose an appropriate review of existing primary literature on the chosen topic;
■ evaluate the role of the placement provider and design a poster to present and explain such to an audience of 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.