Dissertation in animal nutrition VETSCI5028P
- Academic Session: 2019-20
- School: School of Veterinary Medicine
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
- Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes
This course will facilitate students to carry out an independent research project resulting in the production of a 10,000 word dissertation and an oral presentation.
Students will work on their dissertation throughout the year.
Requirements of Entry
10,000 approx word dissertation (80%)
Oral presentation (20%)
The dissertation provides students with the opportunity to apply critical evaluation skills with the knowledge gained in the preceding two years to a real-world problem, either in the form of original research or a critical review of the literature.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
■ Critically design, plan and execute an investigation of a problem related to production or companion animal nutrition;
■ Critically appraise scientific data in the literature and compare and contrast this with their own findings;
■ Take responsibility for the research project and associated resources with a degree of autonomy;
■ Plan and manage time effectively by prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines;
■ Present research findings in the form of a dissertation and a concise 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.