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PU5913: RESEARCH PROJECT (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course offers students the opportunity to complete a substantial piece of data-driven, empirical work within their field of study, under the supervision of an experienced researcher. Topics available will be varied but within the domain of their field of study. Alongside supervisors, students will identify a suitable topic area, describe an appropriate study design and implement an empirical study.  Students will be involved alongside the supervisors in the process of defining the research question, and developing the research protocol, and where appropriate obtaining all regulatory approvals. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Third Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Kirsty Kiezebrink

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

To give the students direct experience of the management and delivering of a research project, either in a laboratory, academic, clinical or public health setting.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Supervisor report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 50 Feedback Weeks 50

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Feedback

SMMSN standard rubric

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 50

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Feedback

Initial results presenattion - feedback will be provided immediately through quetsions and sanswers adn within 2 weeks using the rubric

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 50 Feedback Weeks 2

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Feedback

feedback in the form of peer reveiw comments and stadard SMMSN rubric 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 15
Assessment Weeks 38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49 Feedback Weeks 40,42,44,46,48,50

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Feedback

Weekly reflective log - feedback provided throiugh myABerdeen fortnightly, final grade provided through SMMSN rubric reflective report

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 50 Feedback Weeks 2

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Feedback

Conference communictaion of results - feedback using standrad SMMSN rubric

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Project Plan, Summary or Abstract

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 38 Feedback Weeks 40

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Feedback

Protocol Peer review - no opportunity for resit ( this os a formative )

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreateReview relevant literature to produce an evidence–based problem statement
ConceptualCreateDevelop a clear research question or hypothesis to address the identified problem statement
ConceptualCreateDescribe and justify the methodological approach adopted to address the research question or hypothesis
ProceduralApplyDemonstrate practical experience with data collection and management
ProceduralAnalyseAnalyse, interpret and present project data appropriately
ProceduralCreateCommunicate project outputs according to recognised standards and format within discipline
ProceduralUnderstandDemonstrate knowledge of and compliance with all relevant regulatory, professional and ethical standards
ReflectionApplyDemonstrate professional practice in the management of research project including time-management, record keeping, confidentiality, communication and team work

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