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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This course is an extended research project which is designed with a supervisor/principle investigator with research interests aligned with those of the student. The project (including assessment) runs from January until August.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Full Year Credit Points 120 credits (60 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Donna MacCallum

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course is an extended research project, running from January until August.  The project is carried out in the research group where the research is aligned with the research interests of the student. The student will use state-of-the-art medical sciences techniques to address a research question designed by the student and the research supervisor.  Progress during the project will monitored by completion of monthly progress reports, and the project will be assessed by oral presentation and viva, and submission of a project write-up in the form of a research manuscript.  The supervisor will also submit a supervisor report as part of the assessment of the student at the end of the project. 

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Project report (60%), oral presentation (30%), laboratory supervisor assessment report (10%).

Formative Assessment

Progress report submitted every 4 weeks.


The manuscript will be submitted via MyAberdeen and feedback will be delivered via MyAberdeen - annotation on the paper, comments and a marking rubric.

Formative feedback to be provided by supervisor.

Course Learning Outcomes


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