Under the guidance and mentorship of your supervisor you will carry out practical research work and independent study. You will interact with other members of the research group that you join, to learn how to carry out experimental techniques safely and effectively. Using your data together with the skills and knowledge developed in the other modules on the programme you will produce a written report and oral presentation of your research findings.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate that you are able to obtain and accurately record and report research data using techniques that you perform and can validate
- Organise your activities to carry out the project within a limited time frame
- Show clear evidence of independent thought in analysing, interpreting and evaluating research data, appreciating the limits of knowledge and a willingness to challenge received wisdom
- Assimilate information from a variety of sources and utilise this to design and modify your research programme
- Communicate your research data, ideas, problems and solutions, contextualising knowledge and structuring and sustaining arguments
- Work safely, efficiently and competently on your own and as part of a team
- Plan an effective and realistic systematic research programme designed to critically evaluate your research hypothesis
You will be guided to a number of sources that highlight current research within the faculty. You will select an area of interest and discuss this with potential project supervisors and the module lead, after which you will select a suitable research topic. This can be from within, or in collaboration with, the Faculty of Medicine. Under the guidance of your supervisor you will design a project that aligns with the available methodologies to advance knowledge within your chosen field. Depending on the nature of the project students may have to complete and submit a faculty ethics application as part of their project.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
- Seminars from the module lead
- One to one, or small group sessions with your academic/clinical supervisor
- Attendance at research seminars given by internal and external academic and clinical speakers
- Independent study
- Working with other researchers and technical/clinical staff in the research environment
- Presentation of research findings at intervals through the project at group or department level meetings.
|Supervised time in studio/workshop||40|
|Completion of assessment task||60|
|Total study time||450|
Resources & Reading list
Learning Resources. • Project supervisors will provide guidance on reading associated with the project. • The library and associated electronic resources including access to journal articles. • Specialist software if considered critical for the project will be made available via either the university suite of licenced software, or by the project supervisor. • Access to data sets where necessary will be managed/made available by the project supervisor. • Guidance on all aspects of formative and summative assessments will be available via blackboard supported by the module lead.
Students are not normally permitted to repeat the year.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Presentation
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
|Individual Oral Presentation||20%|