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MB5525: EXTENDED RESEARCH PROJECT IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (2021-2022)

Last modified: 19 Aug 2021 06:05


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Anne Donaldson

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

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. 


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

laboratory supervisor assessment report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks 49 Feedback Weeks 50

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Feedback

student will receive copy of report and will see comments and a rubric

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 51 Feedback Weeks 1

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Feedback

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

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks 50 Feedback Weeks 50

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Feedback

Feedback on a rubric and written comments

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 27,31,35,39,43,47 Feedback Weeks 28,32,36,40,44,48

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Feedback

progress report submitted every 4 weeks - formative feedback to be provided by supervisor

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseThe student will generate and analyse scientific data using standard and non-standard methods
ProceduralCreateThe student will generate a scientific manuscript on the research carried out during the extended research project
ProceduralEvaluateThe student will critically evaluate published data to determine which sources are suitable for inclusion in scientific manuscripts
ProceduralApplyThe student will gain experience in scientific procedures required to generate scientific data for publication
ReflectionCreateThe student will gain experience of creating and presenting oral presentation on their research, including answering questions on their research and results.

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