VETERINARY RESEARCH PROJECT - 2021/2
Module code: VMS3009
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 1
Independent Learning Hours: 122
Tutorial Hours: 21
Captured Content: 6
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||20|
|Coursework||SCIENTIFIC PAPER IN FORMAT OF VETERINARY JOURNAL||80|
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
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: 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 2021/2 academic year.