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MSc Model-based Drug Development / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Supervised Research Project on M&S - Dissertation

Unit code PHAR69920
Credit rating 60
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Variable teaching patterns
Offered by Pharmacy
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

This is a research unit and follows on directly from the literature review and research protocol in modelling and simulation (PHAR69924). Students carry out the research project proposed in PHAR69924,  i.e. on a topic  of current  interest  that addresses the issues raised in their review project. The research should have elements of data analysis, modelling or simulation and is supervised by one industrial mentor and another academic tutor.  The  dissertation  should  be  written  as an  MSc  thesis  and  the  major  results  should  be  worthy of publication in pharmacokinetic journals.

The total time spent on the research and writing the dissertation should be based on 10 notional learning hours per credit (i.e. a total of 600 hours teaching for this 60-credit unit). The projected hours of independent study are intended as guidelines only, but are important to ensure a balanced workload between the units.

 

Knowledge and understanding

  • Gain scholarly knowledge in a focused area of M&S
  • Knowing how to identify an appropriate research question
  • Select methodology
  • Appraise the relevant literature
  • Gained the knowledge and understanding to be able to produce a report that is publishable in a peer reviewed journal relevant to the area

 

Intellectual skills

  • Gain scholarly knowledge in a focused area of M&S
  • Apply the knowledge and skills gathered in other modules within a well defined research project,
  • Execute and complete a piece of research which is narrowly focused on specific area of M&S,
  • Develop the ability to debate the outcome of research and argue for validity of the methods used in the study and the conclusions drawn from the results.

 

Transferable skills and personal qualities

  • Develop the ability to debate the outcome of research and argue for validity of the methods used in the study and the conclusions drawn from the results.

 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Dissertation 90%
Oral assessment/presentation 10%

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Project supervision 20
Independent study hours
Independent study 580

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Amin Rostami-Hochaghan Unit coordinator

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