VETERINARY RESEARCH PROJECT - 2020/1
Module code: VMS3009
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VMS3009 provides an opportunity for students to develop and apply research methods that are applicable for supporting life-long learning in the veterinary profession.
School of Veterinary Medicine
HOLLANDS Teresa (Vet Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: D990
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of Year 2 of the BVMSci programme & VMS3008
Lectures: Topics on performing and communicating a clinical research project (5 lectures) &/or online material. Supervision: 10 one hour weekly meetings with supervisors to discuss research progress and capture on research log book. Self directed project work: Students will be expected to spend a minimum of 17 days on project work which includes data collection and preparation of assessments.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||Research log book - submitted week 10||15|
|Coursework||Scientific paper in format of Veterinary Journal (2500 words)- submitted week 11||85|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to apply research methods and communicate the outcomes of a research study. The summative assessment for this module consists of: ; Research log book 15% ; Scientific paper (2500 words) in the format of The Veterinary Journal 85%. Formative assessment and feedback :- Formative feedback is provided during the weekly meetings with facilitators.
- This module provides an opportunity for students to participate in a project that will enable them to demonstrate their abilities to apply research methods and communicate the outcomes
|002||Define the scope of a research project through appropriate review and analysis of published literature||CT||RCVS KU 1, 2, 10; D1C 11|
|003||Develop and define an appropriate research hypothesis or question||PT||RCVS KU 1,2,10. D1C 11|
|004||Identify, evaluate and apply appropriate research methodology||K||RCVS 1,2. D1C :9, 11|
|005||demonstrate a capacity for independent research both personally and as a team member||CPT||RCVS KU 2,10|
|006||Apply appropriate techniques for the analysis of research results||C||RCVS KU 1,2,10|
|007||Interpret and discuss research findings in the appropriate professional and scientific context||CPT||RCVS KU 2,10,11. D1C 9, 10|
|008||Collate and present research findings in written, visual and/or oral format||CPT||RCVS KU 2,10,11; DC1 , 10:- 5,|
|001||Develop knowledge and experience in research skills and demonstrate competence and ability to:-||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 104
Lecture Hours: 5
Tutorial Hours: 10
Laboratory Hours: 28
Practical/Performance Hours: 3
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to enable the module learning outcomes to be achieved through guidance provided by: lectures, supervisor feedback, peer discussion, self-directed experiential learning thorough the participation in a research study. The primary mode through which this is achieved is through the weekly meetings with supervisors at which students will discuss their research log book and receive tutorial support. Supervisors fulfil the role of facilitators rather then project managers.
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 VETERINARY RESEARCH PROJECT : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/vms3009
Programmes this module appears in
|Veterinary Medicine and Science BVMSci (Hons)||2||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
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.