A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.
Physiology original research project.
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- Limited to
- BSc(Hons), PGDipSci
- Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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- Teaching staff
Course Convener: Professor Colin Brown
Students will work with a previously agreed upon supervisor within the Department.
- Paper Structure
Students taking this paper will conduct experiments to test a novel hypothesis to generate publishable results. A research agreement between students and supervisors will outline a specific timeline for the research project. The dissertation makes up 50% of the overall workload for the BSc (Hons) or PGDipSci year.
- Teaching Arrangements
Students will be assessed on a written dissertation describing the research project and results (15,000 word limit). The paper extends throughout the academic year.
Readings consist of original research articles.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this paper will:
- Acquire deep knowledge and understanding of the physiology of a specific area of research
- Develop high intellectual appreciation of the value of research to generating new knowledge, including critical evaluation, interpretation, deductive reasoning and rigour
- Develop oral and written scientific communication skills