90 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: The aim of the module is to provide the opportunity to learn and apply research methods to test a specific scientific hypothesis with an emphasis on translation. A list of projects will be made available and students will be asked to select their top choices. Having been assigned a project of their choice, the students will carry out a 25 week research project, culminating in an oral presentation, a dissertation describing their research, and a viva voce examination. Students will be expected to join in with the departmental seminars, research group meetings, journal clubs and supervisor meetings, to learn and experience the role of a scientific researcher, by undertaking laboratory or literature based research.

Staff Contact: BRYANT HELEN E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Placements, Independent Study, Supervised practical work and independent research
Assessment: Project work, Practical skills assessment, Presentation, Vivavoce

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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