DISSERTATION - 2020/1
Module code: PHMM030
To carry out a research project and write a dissertation. The module is central to MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine and MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine with Clinical Pharmacology.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
TRINDER Sarah Louise (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 45
ECTS Credits: 22.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: B200
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Crosses academic years
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of 4 compulsory modules, 4 optional modules plus the Research Methods module (135 credits)
Indicative content includes:
- Academic supervision of dissertation writing
- Academic review of dissertation writing
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- The ability to carry out the research project and complete the MSc dissertation
- The ability to carry out independent research
- skills and knowledge required for scientific research
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- A MSc dissertation
The time line for the submission is 31st October after the approval of dissertation proposal, via the SurreyLearn module assignment submission folder.
Formative assessment include
- Academic supervision
- Academic review
Feedbacks are provided via written, verbal and face-to-face communication.
- Ability to formulate a scientific question and plan a research project with appropriate methods and complete dissertation writing.
- Application of techniques for acquiring and appraising data and for using appropriate statistical analyses
- Critical evaluation of published literature, clinical database or questionnaires
- Critical awareness and application of good scientific writing.
|1||Undestand the requirement for an MSc dissertation||KCT|
|2||Carry out the research project for their dissertation||KCT|
|3||Critically evaluate literature and relevant publications||KCT|
|4||Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of different data sources and their own results||KCT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 450
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Provide academic supervision and review
- Enable successful completion of MSc dissertation
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Supervision via written and verbal feedbacks
- Supervision by visiting students
This module consists of one-year supervision activities.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for DISSERTATION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/phmm030
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.