Total Credits: 60
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Students of MSc Cancer Immunology & Biotechnology and MSc Oncology courses in the School of Medicine
|Summer||Assessed by end of Summer Vacation|
Prerequisites: Must be registered on MSc Oncology or MSc Cancer Immunology and Biotechnology course in School of Medicine
Summary of Content: This module enables students to experience contemporary research methods by engaging them to design a research programme and perform experiments, surveys, or other research activities aimed at solving a specific biomedical problem. Each student will be allocated an academic supervisor with whom they will discuss the research project prior to commencement. Students will first collect, analyse data, read and collate previous results relevant to their project, then embark on a period of research before preparing, writing and submitting a scientific paper. They will write a clear and concise report and will discuss their work with academic members during an oral presentation. This module is School MSc course wide. The form of project may vary and it will be based on laboratory work, audit, patient studies or an extended literature review. The principal activities will be completion of the practical work and submission of a final report in the form of a dissertation and presentation.
Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
Full-time students will complete this module during the Spring and Summer semesters. Part-time students will complete the research project in their own time (normally during their second year) and will be supervised and based in their place of work.
Method of Assessment:
|Dissertation||50||Scientific Paper 5000 words|
|Practical||15||Assessment of Research Skills|
|Viva voce||35||Discussion to determine depth of understanding of the project and related issues.|
Dr A Jackson
A) Knowledge and Understanding:
Offering School: Medicine
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