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MT5515: BASIC RESEARCH METHODS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 19 Aug 2021 15:25


Course Overview

This course reviews a range of essential methodologies that are currently used in medical research from molecular technologies to human studies.  Experts in the various techniques will describe the fundamentals of the methodology and show how they can be applied.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nimesh Mody

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

  • One of MRes Drug Discovery or MSc Clinical Pharmacology or MSc Drug Discovery and Development or MSc Bio-Business and Medical Sciences or Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology or Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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

The course aims to provide a basic understanding of state of the art technology used in Clinical Pharmacology and Drug Discovery research. It will introduce the key aspects involved in designing a research project, the fundamentals of a range of currently used technologies and an introduction to basic epidemiology. Students will have the opportunity to experience how some of these basic research methods can be applied to clinical diagnoses and inform patient management.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Tutorials during University weeks 26 - 27, 34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28 - 33, 35, 38 - 39
  • 1 Workshop during University week32

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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.

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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalysepresent scientific data in a rationale way
FactualEvaluateinterpret and evaluate research data
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and summarize fundamentals of a range technologies and methodologies
ConceptualEvaluateEvaluate research methods and technologies used by other research scientists. Determine relevance of results.
ProceduralEvaluateJudge relevance of results, perform clinical diagnoses and patient management based on application of research methods and published literature.

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