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.
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|Master's Thesis Preparation
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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
- This paper is intended to allow you to plan and organise all of the background aspects of your MSc research project (for a 2-year MSc degree). In addition you will carry out pilot or preliminary experiments. Completion of PHSL 495 should place you in a good position to conduct the majority of your experimental work and dissertation writing in the second year.
Please note, we encourage students to consider completing a 400-level degree programme instead of the first-year MSc and subsequently complete a 1-year MSc degree.
- Teaching Arrangements
- 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, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- 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