Aims/Description: This module is to enable students to develop an understanding of both the research process and research skills required to undertake a supervised research project. The student will undertake a project within a research laboratory either in the Dental School or in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. They will be required to identify relevant information on a topic and critically review the research of others. Original research will be carried out under the supervision of one or more members of the academic staff. The student will carry out a comprehensive Literature Survey (reading of original papers and review articles) and further background reading on the research topic. Project assessment will involve project plan presentation, literature review, dissertation and an oral defence of dissertation.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to: MSc in Dental Materials and MSc in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine

Staff Contact: MILLER CHERYL A
Teaching Methods: Independent Study,
Assessment: Project work

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