Total Credits: 60
Level: Level 4
Students of School of Life Sciences MSc courses in Immunology & Allergy, Microbiology & Immunology, Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Medical Microbiology or Molecular Genetics & Diagnostics
|Summer||Assessed by end of Summer Vacation|
Prerequisites: Must be registered on a School of Life Sciences MSc course in Immunology & Allergy, Microbiology & Immunology, Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Medical Microbiology or Molecular Genetics & Diagnostics.
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 a viva voce examination. This module is reserved for students registered on a School of Life Sciences MSc course in Immunology & Allergy, Microbiology & Immunology, Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Medical Microbiology or Molecular Genetics & Diagnostics. The form of project may vary and it will be based on laboratory work, bioinformatics 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 oral examination.
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 4000 words|
|Practical||15||Assessment of Research Skills|
|Viva voce||35||Discussion to determine depth of understanding of the project and related issues.|
Dr S Atkinson
Dr S Heeb
A) Knowledge and Understanding:
Offering School: Life Sciences
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