MSc Medical Imaging Science / Course details

Year of entry: 2024

Course unit details:
Research Methods (Non-Credit)

Course unit fact file
Unit code MEDN69920
Credit rating 0
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Available as a free choice unit? No


The Research Methods Course is an interactive online learning course, which provides students with an introduction to key material required for the design, execution and interpretation of medical, scientific and clinically-related research and the production of a high-quality dissertation.

The unit will run online over one semester. High-quality online self-study materials include recorded video content and other materials, which will be available to students throughout the academic year. 

Course attendee "Good introduction into the world of research. All the online modules were well designed and informative, giving good insight. Online learning offers convenience and flexibility of time to study course."


The unit aims to introduce students to the skills and knowledge to critically design, effectively implement, ethically conduct and knowledgeably interpret research in Biomedical and Human Sciences; and provide students with life-long critical appraisal skills that they will be able to apply to any research evidence that comes before them.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Other 34%
Written assignment (inc essay) 33%
Report 33%

Students take the unit formatively on a 0 credit basis.

Summative assessments are optional and includes:

  • Written assignment (incl essay) 34%
  • Written assignment 33%
  • Report/Statistical Assignment 33%

Written summative assessments will be moderated by internal and external examiners to maintain objectively and uniformity in the assessment procedures.

Feedback methods

Student feedback will be delivered online using Blackboard.  Students can pose questions using the Blackboard discussion board to aid their understanding of the course content and assessment methods. Comprehensive feedback will be given on all written assessments fully justifying marks with written comments.

Students will have the opportunity to complete an online Blackboard survey to gather student feedback on the unit.

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Vitalia Kinakh Unit coordinator

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