Postgraduate taught 

Cardiovascular Sciences MSc(MedSci)

Cv Sciences Dissertation MED5111P

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students plan and execute an independent research project, audit or critical review of the literature under the supervision of a project supervisor in the area of diabetes, to produce a written dissertation and to present and discuss the conclusions of the research.

Timetable

Daily attendance in laboratory or other project location.

Assessment

Students are required to complete a research project, audit or critical review of literature in the area of Cardiovascular Sciences.

The project assessment will consist of the following components:

Dissertation (75%)

■ A Dissertation of 5,000 - 10,000 words formatted in appropriate scientific style as if in a manuscript submitted for publication.

■ The report will be assessed by two independent markers and the grade awarded will be an "agreed" mark counting for 75% .

 

Oral Assessment & Presentation (25%)

■ A short presentation of the project (followed by questions) to an audience consisting of fellow students, external examiner and project supervisors. The presentation will be assessed by two assessors.

Course Aims

To plan and execute an independent research project, audit or critical review of the literature in the area of CV research, to produce a written dissertation and to present and discuss the conclusions of the research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

- Critically assess and summarise the literature in the area of the research project.
- Plan and carry out a research project, a systematic review, or an audit.
- Carry out a defined group of practical laboratory and/or clinical skills or, in dry projects, the skills of information and retrieval and handling.
- Organise and present a research report, critically assessing the limitation of the project and the contribution it makes to current knowledge.
- Analyse and interpret data.
- Communicate data in a systematic and concise manner.
- Present research project and results in the format of a submission of a paper to a learned peer reviewed journal.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

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