MSc Clinical Immunology / Course details
Year of entry: 2021
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Course unit details:
Research Project 1 (Clinical Immunology)
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Offered by||Division of Medical Education|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Research Project 1 consists of two parts. The initial part is a supervised concise literature review based on the research topic for Research Project 2. The second part of the unit will involve students formulating a research project proposal based on Research Project 2.
The unit aims to:
Provide students with experience of designing an original research project. Students will develop abilities: to critically appraise and synthesise published research; formulate and work with a relevant research question and develop research-writing and presentation skills. They will develop skills in critical analysis and evaluation, and research proposal design.
Teaching and learning methods
Regular individual or small group meetings with a nominated project supervisor, guided reading and focused skills support. Progress will be monitored and regular feedback provided.
Knowledge and understanding
- Develop understanding of the literature in a specific area of clinical and/or medical sciences
- Understand how to identify an appropriate research question
- Identify and employ the appropriate research methods and analyses necessary to answer their research question
- Understand the requirements of scientific writing
- Understand the requirements of data presentation
- Understand the ethical issues and processes involved in research
- Critically appraise and synthesise a body of literature relevant to their research question
- Generate timely and theoretically grounded research questions
- Consider relevant statistical tools
- Be able to make a reasoned argument for a particular point of view
- Be able to draw reasoned conclusions
- Plan and conduct a detailed, focused and current literature search
- Implement and manage data collection
- Research and consider appropriate analytical techniques
- Consider management and manipulation of datasets
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Demonstrate independent thought
- Develop self-management project skills (e.g. time management, prioritisation of tasks)
- Command an appropriate battery of communication skills – oral and written – to engage in constructive dialogue with peers and supervisor, and to present work based on the Research Project 1
The second summative piece of assessment after the Literature report will be a research project proposal.
Students will also be expected to completed 2 formative reflective reports from research seminars.
Marks will be provided online within 3/4 weeks of assessment deadline
|Independent study hours|
|Joanne Pennock||Unit coordinator|