Pre-requisites: 2:1 degree in appropriate subject after a minimum of 3 years study or MBChB or equivalent. For non UK students, IELTS 7

This unit is an optional module of the MSc in Clinical Neurology

Aims/Description: The module provides the opportunity to learn and apply clinical or non-clinical research methodologies to test a specific scientific hypothesis. A list of projects will be made available and students will be asked to select their top choices. Options may range from patient intervention studies to data set analysis and laboratory projects. Having been assigned a project of their choice, the students will carry out a 15 week primary research project or a secondary research (meta analysis/systematic review) project, culminating in an oral presentation and dissertation describing their research. Students will be expected to join in with the Departmental seminars, journal clubs and supervisor meetings, to learn and experience the role of a scientific and/or clinical researcher.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study,
Assessment: Project work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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