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PY4501: PHYSIOLOGY PROJECT (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

  • Final year Honours projects offer an excellent opportunity to carry out cutting-edge literature or lab-based scientific research
  • With projects from disciplines throughout the School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition to choose from, this is a opening to follow your interests working with staff and leading researchers
  • Projects form the zenith of your degree and fosters development of the skills and knowledge gained throughout your degree, as well as heightening analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • The opportunity to be part of novel, yet-to-be published research projects can be career-defining, and provides experience to prepare you for the future.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 60 credits (30 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Derryck Shewan

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

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

  • Final year Honours projects offer an excellent opportunity to carry out cutting-edge literature or lab-based scientific research
  • With projects from disciplines throughout the School of Medicine, Medical Science and Nutrition to choose from, this is a opening to follow your interests working with staff and leading researchers
  • Projects form the zenith of your degree and fosters development of the skills and knowledge gained throughout your degree, as well as heightening analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • The opportunity to be part of novel, yet-to-be published research projects can be career-defining, and provides experience to prepare you for the future.

Further Information & Notes

The practical work required in this course may pose difficulties to some students with disabilities. If this arises alternative arrangements will be made. Any student wishing to discuss this further should contact the School Disability Co-ordinator.

Projects vary hugely in the number of hours spent carrying out your research, but an approximate expectation would be 20-30 hours per week.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment of day-to-day performance throughout project duration (25%); Supervisor assessment of project report of up to 7500 words (laboratory project) or 10,000 words (literature project) (25%); Independent second marker's assessment of project report (50%).

Formative Assessment

- Practice oral presentation of research data. - Practice scientific writing.

Feedback

- Tutorial sessions provide feedback on research and/or practical/technical abilities. - Feedback on draft thesis provides tuition in scientific writing.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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