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MELS580 Research Project

A supervised research project up to 10,000 words involving the development, implementation and reporting of an original topic in the student’s area of professional interest.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code MELS580
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester, Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Prerequisite
One of MELS 501, MELS 502, MELS 503, MELS 504, MELS 505, MELS 506, MELS 507, MELS 508, MELS 510
Limited to
PGDipMLSc
Notes
MELS 510 and 580 are taught at the Dunedin School of Medicine and the Christchurch and Wellington Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences. However, not all 500-level MELS papers may be available at all three Schools of Medicine in any given year. Contact the Medical Laboratory Science Programme Director for further details.
Eligibility
Every applicant shall be a graduate in Medical Laboratory Science, or have a qualification acceptable to the Board of Studies in Medical Laboratory Science. This paper can only be taken as part of a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science.
Contact
admin.mels@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Julia Horsfield
Paper Structure
Students have a choice of disciplines in which to complete their project from the following list:
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Transfusion science
  • Histopathology
  • Chemical pathology
  • Diagnostic molecular pathology
  • Cytopathology
Teaching Arrangements
Offered at the University of Otago Wellington Campus
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Able to access and critically analyse the scientific literature related to the project
  2. Able to plan and implement experimental methods
  3. Able to develop new methodology and/or adapt existing methodology
  4. Develop further laboratory skills at an advanced level
  5. Able to write a comprehensive and logical account of the research project in correct scientific style

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

A supervised research project up to 15,000 words involving the development, implementation and reporting of an original topic in the student’s area of professional interest.

Paper title Research Project
Paper code MELS580
Subject Medical Laboratory Science
EFTS 0.3750
Points 30 points
Teaching period(s) Full Year, First Semester, Second Semester, Full Year, Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
One of MELS 501, MELS 502, MELS 503, MELS 504, MELS 505, MELS 506, MELS 507, MELS 508, MELS 510
Limited to
PGDipMLSc
Notes
MELS 510 and 580 are taught at the Dunedin School of Medicine and the Christchurch and Wellington Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences. However, not all 500-level MELS papers may be available at all three Schools of Medicine in any given year. Contact the Medical Laboratory Science Programme Director for further details.
Eligibility
Every applicant shall be a graduate in Medical Laboratory Science, or have a qualification acceptable to the Board of Studies in Medical Laboratory Science. This paper can only be taken as part of a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Laboratory Science.
Contact
admin.mels@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Julia Horsfield
Paper Structure
Students have a choice of disciplines in which to complete their project from the following list:
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Haematology
  • Transfusion science
  • Histopathology
  • Chemical pathology
  • Diagnostic molecular pathology
  • Cytopathology
Teaching Arrangements
Offered at the University of Otago Wellington Campus.
Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Able to access and critically analyse the scientific literature related to the project
  2. Able to plan and implement experimental methods
  3. Able to develop new methodology and/or adapt existing methodology
  4. Develop further laboratory skills at an advanced level
  5. Able to write a comprehensive and logical account of the research project in correct scientific style

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

First Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Second Semester

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Full Year

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None