Aims/Description: To convert a hypothesis in to an experimental design based on a thorough literature review. Write this as an Experimental Protocol. Submission of proposed experiment to Ethics. Conduct an experiment that is a valid test of a hypothesis. Conduct a well-controlled experiment. Tabulate and graph the data using appropriate descriptive statistics and graphical means. Analyze the data with the appropriate statistical tests to check whether the experimental hypothesis is supported. To write up the experiment in a clear manner such that it could be replicated and be understood by reasonably informed reader. Students also give a presentation of their research to their peers in the December of year 3.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students on B.Med.Sci (Orthoptics) programme

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Fieldwork, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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