Medical Genetics Dissertation MED5329P
- Academic Session: 2020-21
- School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
- Credits: 60
- Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
- Typically Offered: Summer
- Available to Visiting Students: No
- Available to Erasmus Students: No
The course will provide students with the opportunity to carry out an independent investigative project in the field of Medical Genetics.
Meetings with supervisor are arranged on an individual basis; scheduled sessions will include.
Symposium (around week 36)
Poster presentations (around week 49)
Vivas (around week 50)
Symposium presentation [5%]
Dissertation written report (5,000-6,000 words) [75%]
Poster presentation [5%]
Viva with two internal examiners [15%]
The course aims to allow students to select a topic or problem of personal interest, undertake independent research in the area they have chosen, and produce a comprehensive, concise and critical report as well as oral and poster presentations.
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 Medical Genetics;
■ critically evaluate and analyse the evidence, draw conclusions and develop plans for further research or improved genetic services, identifying key areas where future investigation is needed;
■ summarize and critique their own and prior research findings in oral presentations and posters, and communicate effectively with peers and supervisors;
■ present their findings in the form of a critical written report, in correct scientific style using a range of appropriate computer software (e.g. Word, Reference Manager, Excel);
■ take responsibility for the investigation with a degree of autonomy appropriate to the type of project;
■ plan and manage time effectively by prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines;
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.