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PHAL490 Dissertation

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A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

The aim of the Honors dissertation is to introduce the student to research in both experimental and written forms. The Honors dissertation is intended to be a relatively short piece of work and is completed in the same year as the other paper requirements. It is important to remember that the dissertation is worth half of the overall Honors mark. Do not neglect your three other papers; the research and papers must all be done well in order to earn first class honors. Following a successful honors year, a student can be admitted into a PhD. However, in order to be competitive for University of Otago scholarships a first class honors and a thesis mark above an A- will be required.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code PHAL490
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,019.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $19,520.50

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Limited to
BSc(Hons)
Contact

Professor Rhonda Rosengren (rhonda.rosengren@otago.ac.nz)

Teaching staff

Professor Rhonda Rosengren (rhonda.rosengren@otago.ac.nz)

Paper Structure
The final mark is composed of the written dissertation (85%) an oral viva (10%) and attendance and participation in Journal Club (5%).
Two examiners not connected to your project will mark the dissertation and the external examiner will moderate this mark. The oral viva will be marked by members of the academic staff in the department, which again will be moderated by the external examiner.
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The aim of the Honors dissertation is to introduce the student to research in both experimental and written forms

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Timetable

Full Year

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

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

Paper title Dissertation
Paper code PHAL490
Subject Pharmacology
EFTS 0.5
Points 60 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
BSc(Hons)
Contact

michelle.glass@otago.ac.nz

Teaching staff

Professor Michelle Glass

Paper Structure
The final mark is composed of the written dissertation (85%) an oral viva (10%) and attendance and participation in Journal Club (5%).
Two examiners not connected to your project will mark the dissertation and the external examiner will moderate this mark. The oral viva will be marked by members of the academic staff in the department, which again will be moderated by the external examiner.
Textbooks

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of an Honors dissertation.

This 60-point paper takes the form of an original laboratory-based research project under the supervision of an academic staff member that is conducted over two semesters. A final thesis is written at the end of the year. Successful completion of a PHAL 490 research project is required for direct entry into the PhD degree programme.

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Timetable

Full Year

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