Clinical Critical Care Dissertation MED5563P
- Academic Session: 2021-22
- 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
Students will produce a dissertation on a topic of their choosing relevant to the field of clinical Critical Care. The students are expected to critically apply state-of-the-art knowledge and evidence from published literature. The students will be supervised by a named dissertation tutor and are also expected to produce a presentation to summarise their work.
Students will have online live meetings supervisors as and when required by mutual agreement and be in contact regularly by email.
1: A 7000 word dissertation (90%)
2. A presentation (10%)
The aim of this course is to develop the students' ability to critically apply state-of-the-art knowledge of aspects of Critical Care. The standard of the written work produced at the end this course is expected of a quality that could be published in a peer reviewed journal.
Intended Learning Outcomes of Course
By the end of this course students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate skills and an in depth understanding of scholarly academic writing.
2. Perform a high quality literature search.
3. Synthesise and critically evaluate the evidence base in relation to a topic in critical care
4. Produce a well-structured, scholarly and clearly written dissertation or research project report.
5. Present scientific arguments and opinion eloquently.
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.