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MB5518: RESEARCH TUTORIALS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:26

Course Overview

 The aim of this course is to develop understanding of hypothesis-lead research and to provide an opportunity to study advanced science concepts and experimental approaches led by an experienced member of academic staff. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Professor Bernadette Connolly

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

  • One of Master Of Science In Molecular Medicine or MSc Immunology or Master Of Science In Immunology And Immunotherapy or Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology or MSc Genetics or Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes or MSc Microbiology

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 focuses on intensive study of advanced research topics, concepts and cutting-edge experimental approaches through a series of research seminars. Key research papers linked to the seminar topics will provide students with an opportunity to explore the topics more fully and tutorials will allow students to engage in discussion to support learning and develop understanding and critical thinking skills.

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

Alternative Assessment

4 x 1,200-word reports on research seminar topics (4 x 25%)

Alternative Resit Assessment

Resit any failed element

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualAnalyseExplain experimental methods used and the significance of the data obtained.
FactualEvaluateCompile information and evaluate scientific data.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate and summarise key scientific information on a specific research topic.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate scientific evidence.

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