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MEDI4015 Medical and Scientific Presentations

Module Overview

This module will give you the opportunity to present your research as a meeting poster, such as would be prepared for the presentation of data and findings at national and international conferences. You will present the work as part of the 4th year research conference.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To help you develop effective methods for the presentation of research in different formats.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Develop and use effective methods for the presentation of your work
  • Identify effective tools for the communication of research findings
  • Develop and use various presentation methods
  • Produce a conference abstract
  • Give succinct oral presentations and discuss the importance and relevance of your work
  • Defend your research effectively with an element of originality (both orally and written)


You will work individually and in a group with a module co-ordinator and other identified members of teaching staff to learn and extend your: 1. Presentation skills using oral and written formats 2. Use of power point to prepare a research poster 3. Ability to receive and give feedback

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

You will learn the required skills to present your research utilising a range of learning and teaching methods including: 1. Training and discussion sessions 2. Practical workshops 3. e-learning opportunities 4. Groups and conference presentation opportunities 5. Encouraging attendance at Faculty Conferences

Completion of assessment task40
Project supervision6
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Wider reading or practice80
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Learning Resources.  1. Introductory lecture 2. Seminars 3. E-learning 4. Independent study

Observation. Attendance at the 4th year conference in Year 1 of MMedSc


Assessment Strategy

The assessment for the module will demonstrate your ability to present your research findings through the use of a scientific poster, as would be prepared for national and international scientific You will present the work to a small panel, you will also present your poster at the 4th year conference. There will be two parts to the assessment one based on the presentation of a 200 word conference abstract. The second will be a brief oral presentation to a small panel of scientific assessors, using the poster to illustrate your findings. The assessors will be selected from the module co-ordinator, teachers and external examiner(s) of the module. The standard is NQF 7 Assessed Module Work 1. Presentation of a conference abstract. (30%) 2. Preparation and presentation of a scientific poster, using a short oral presentation and response to questioning. (70%)


MethodPercentage contribution
Preparation and Poster 70%
Presentation 30%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules


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

MEDI4014Library Based Project
MEDI6104Research Project


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Printing and Photocopying Costs

The printing costs of the posters will be covered by the MMedSc programme teaching budget

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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