ME33A2 Medical Humanities Alternative Project
Alternative projects are your ideas; this is your opportunity to identify a topic of your own choosing to study in depth that considers Medicine and Healthcare from an alternative perspective. Purely Scientific/ Medical projects will not be approved, otherwise there is no limit to the possibilities.
Where possible you should find a suitable person with appropriate expertise to supervise you and to assess your work academically. The Medical Humanities team may be able to help you find a suitable supervisor over the summer. Please see the Guide for Supervisors below which you might find useful to share with potential supervisors. It is not necessary to have this confirmed when submitting proposal however final approval is dependant on confirmed supervisor before making course choices in August.
It is not necessary to do primary data collection and you should consider if this is necessary and alternative s should this not be possible. You should consider if your plans might need ethical approval, usually we advise against projects that do and you would need appropriate support to undertake ethical approval from your supervisor.
You should contact the SSC coordinator by email in the first instance with an outline of your proposal and then you will be asked to complete a proposal form (see below). You will need to have submitted your initial proposal by Friday 19th May - please use the Year Myaberdeen page to submit.
You will be invited to discuss your initial proposal at a meeting with the medical humanities team after submission and to revise proposal if necessary during the summer. We consider your proposal with you and if the project is feasible in terms of time involved, supervision and eventual outputs. The more preparatory research into the project you do the better chance it has of approval. Students may only undertake an 'alternative' project in Medical Humanities, with the approval of the Medical Humanities team. We will decide with you if it is to be worth 15 credits and agree equitable assessment.
There are also opportunities to do projects with identified supervisors on the following;
History of the Highland Hospitals - Inverness based contact Professor Stephen Leslie email@example.com
Course Coordinator: Leeanne Bodkin firstname.lastname@example.org