MRes Medical Sciences / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Tutorial Unit

Course unit fact file
Unit code MEDN66100
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Full year
Available as a free choice unit? No


The Tutorial unit will provide the students with the skills to communicate complex ideas both verbally and in writing. It is a 15 credit unit that forms part of the taught element of the programme.


The unit aims to:

  • train students in appreciating current issues and controversies in Biomedical and Human Sciences in terms of data assimilation; critical analysis and debate; the principles of different experimental techniques; appreciating non-laboratory approaches to research;  academic writing; oral presentation of research data; transfer of knowledge to others; interpersonal skills;  time management; organizational skills; self and peer-assessment.
  • provide students with life-long critical appraisal skills that they will be able to apply to any research evidence that comes before them in the future.


Assessment methods

A total of 3 summative assessments (weighting 33.3% each) which may include a combination of written and oral assessments. 

  • Written assignments (may include poster presentation)
  • Participation in group discussion
  • Individual/group oral presentations (can include oral presentation of poster) with tutor

Feedback methods

Written feedback provided, via Blackboard and marksheets.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 150

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Luigi Venetucci Unit coordinator
Wei Liu Unit coordinator
Jamie Honeychurch Unit coordinator

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