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Building upon the previous subject (Research Thesis Capstone – Part 1), this subject provides opportunities to extend, deepen and apply knowledge, skills and attributes, in the context of a research project.
This subject enables students to engage in the implementation, analysis and communication of a research project that demonstrates their advanced theoretical knowledge and critical reflection skills. It provides the opportunity for integration of their prior learning from the course, and demonstration of their advanced practice, focusing on an area of interest. During this project, students will have the unique opportunity to be closely trained and supervised by leading experts in oncology. It will reinforce their abilities to evaluate existing research, utilise appropriate methodological techniques in cancer research and to critically analyse and reflect on data.
Intended learning outcomes
- Assimilate, analyse and critically evaluate existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm
- Conduct research within a translational/clinical environment
- Formulate testable hypotheses, aims and experimental design
- Independently manage a research project
- Effectively construct and express coherent scientific arguments
- Prepare and deliver scientific results in both an oral and written format
- Advanced analytic skills
- Skills in working collaboratively with individuals, groups and organisations
- Increased capacity to manage unfamiliar problems
- Improved written communication skills
- Increased ability to work independently and be self-motivated
Last updated: 6 December 2019