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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

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


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

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

Independent Study300
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Dissertation module on BlackBoard website.

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

Statistics e-learning resources.

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


Assessment Strategy

The assessment for the module provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes. If you have failed the module, you will have the opportunity to submit work at the next referral (re-sit) opportunity for all components where you have not achieved the pass mark. You must achieve the pass mark in all referred components. On passing your referrals, your final module mark will be capped at 50%.


MethodPercentage contribution
Written report  (8000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Written report  (8000 words) 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Written report  (8000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: MEDI6210

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