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MEDI6217 Genomic Medicine Independent Literature Review

Module Overview

The independent literature review will be a review of literature relevant to a particular area of Genomic Medicine practice.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module will use critical evaluation of relevant literature to show how the principles covered in the MSc Genomic Medicine programme link together and demonstrate a coherent understanding of the issues relating to the field of Medical Genomics. This module will: • Develop your skills in the identification and critical appraisal of relevant scientific literature in order to assimilate the information and present it in a coherent and informative manner. • Provide experience of conducting an independent piece of work as a process leading to personal and professional development, growth, and learning

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Identify a research question and critically evaluate its importance in the context of Genomic Medicine.
  • Design, plan and undertake a critical evaluation of scientific literature
  • Analyse, interpret, critically discuss and draw conclusions from the data collated.
  • Prepare a written report that describes and critically evaluates the research undertaken, clearly identifying the strengths and weaknesses
  • Present a summary of the project in a format appropriate to the intended audience: a specialist, non-specialist OR lay audience.

Syllabus

• Project planning • Designing a project • Critical appraisal and interpretation of scientific literature • Report writing • Presentation skills • Working under supervision • Time management

Special Features

This module allows you to develop and undertake a research project with experts in the field

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Individual research supervision both face-to-face and electronically, and access to the Faculty of Medicine’s staff and resources. You will identify or be assigned a member of University staff to supervise you on a one-to-one basis. Students are given access to our BlackBoard website that provides comprehensive detail about all stages of the literature review

TypeHours
Independent Study300
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Statistics e-learning resources.

Bowling, A. (2009). Research Methods in Health: Investigating Health and Health Services. 

*Bowling, A. (2005). Handbook Of Health Research Methods: Investigation, Measurement And Analysis. 

Dissertation module on BlackBoard website.

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

The assessment for the module provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. There will be three components to the assessment i) Proposal and plan, ii) Final written report and iii) Findings presentation. The pass mark for the module and all assessed components is 50%. You must pass the final written report to pass the module. If you do not achieve the pass mark on this module by achieving 50% or more in all components, you may still pass by compensation. To do this, you must achieve a qualifying mark of 40% in the proposal and plan and findings presentation. Each of the component marks is then combined, using the appropriate weighting, to give an overall mark for the module. If this overall mark is greater than or equal to 50% you will have passed the module. If your overall mark is less than 50% when the weighting has been applied to the components, you will have failed the module. If you have not achieved 40% or more on all components, you cannot use compensation and have failed the module. If you have failed the module, you will have the opportunity to submit work at the next referral (re-sit) opportunity using the method outlined below. You must achieve the pass mark in all referred components. On passing your referrals, your final module mark will be capped at 50%.

Formative

Proposal and plan

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Findings presentation  (1000 words) 10%
Written report  (5000 words) 90%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Written report  (5000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

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Co-requisites

To study this module, you will need to also study the following module(s):

CodeModule
MEDI6120Workplace- Based Learning
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