Aims/Description: This unit will introduce students to the aspects of a research project involving data collection, analysis, interpretation and reporting in the form of a thesis. On completion, students will be able to appraise results and construct arguments. This project can involve clinical research, health services research, laboratory study or elements drawn from two or three of these.

Staff Contact: Claire Smalley
Teaching Methods: By the end of the unit, a candidate will systematically understand, critically evaluate and interpret knowledge at the forefront of the discipline and demonstrate the ability to.. Read and interpret the previously published literature and identify gaps in the knowledge Develop an aim for a research project, as well as specific research questions/objectives and hypothesis Collect data related to the research question and mange the data appropriately Undertake a suitable analysis and interpretation of the data Construct a report in the form of a thesis Successfully present and defend the work and thesis in an oral examination. In addition to writing. This will allow the student to be assessed on their ability to appraise, evaluate and argue.
Assessment: Project work, Vivavoce

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