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PHAL495 Master's Thesis Preparation

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

The aim of this paper is to give the MSc student the skills needed to conduct research in their fifth year. This is a self-directed paper in which the student will prepare for their MSc thesis year.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code PHAL495
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,589.97
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,232.21

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Limited to
MSc
Paper Structure
General Requirements
One Journal Club presentation of a published article in first semester (5% of mark)
Attendance and participation (asking of questions) at Seminars and Journal Clubs (5% of mark)

Requirements specific to the student's research project:
One Literature Review (30% of mark)
Lab based research and formal write-up (mini thesis) (50% of mark)
One presentation of lab work in 2nd semester (10% of mark)
Teaching Arrangements
Journal Clubs and Seminars in the Department
Journal Club is held on Tuesdays from 1-2 pm and is a forum for postgraduate students to present their research and discuss relevant research articles.
Departmental Seminars are held on Thursdays from 1-2 pm in most weeks of the semester.
Attendance at Journal Club and Departmental Seminars is MANDATORY for ALL PHAL 495 students and is recorded. If you are not able to attend a session, you must contact the course co-ordinator in advance or you will lose part of the attendance mark.
Contact
s.baird@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sarah Baird
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
In the paper the student will gain skills in:
  • Oral scientific presentation
  • Laboratory research skills
  • Researching the literature
  • Formal scientific writing

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

The aim of this paper is to give the MSc student the skills needed to conduct research in their fifth year. This is a self-directed paper in which the student will prepare for their MSc thesis year.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code PHAL495
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period 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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Limited to
MSc
Contact
s.baird@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Sarah Baird
Paper Structure
General Requirements
One Journal Club presentation of a published article in first semester (5% of mark)
Attendance and participation (asking of questions) at Seminars and Journal Clubs (5% of mark)

Requirements specific to the student's research project:
One Literature Review (30% of mark)
Lab based research and formal write-up (mini thesis) (50% of mark)
One presentation of lab work in 2nd semester (10% of mark)
Teaching Arrangements
Journal Clubs and Seminars in the Department
Journal Club is held on Tuesdays from 1-2 pm and is a forum for postgraduate students to present their research and discuss relevant research articles.
Departmental Seminars are held on Thursdays from 1-2 pm in most weeks of the semester.
Attendance at Journal Club and Departmental Seminars is MANDATORY for ALL PHAL 495 students and is recorded. If you are not able to attend a session, you must contact the course co-ordinator in advance or you will lose part of the attendance mark.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
In the paper the student will gain skills in:
  • Oral scientific presentation
  • Laboratory research skills
  • Researching the literature
  • Formal scientific writing

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard