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Research training, based on the conduct of experiments under appropriate supervision, is given in a selected discipline area within the field of Veterinary Science. Advanced professional training is obtained through participation in the clinical investigation and management of clinical cases under supervision of senior staff. Candidates are expected to meet regularly with their supervisor(s) and to present their work in the Faculty’s research seminar program.
Candidates enrolled in this course as part of the Residency Training Program will be allocated a total of 30 weeks over a three-year period solely for pursuit of research for the degree. They will be expected to pursue components of the research, for example preparation of the literature review, collection of samples or other data, and some laboratory work, during the remaining weeks of their candidacy.
Intended learning outcomes
Students enrolled in this subject will:
- achieve a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in a particular field or set of related fields in veterinary science;
- apply scientific methods to the definition and solution of problems by research;
- acquire advanced technical skills relevant to the field of research.
Generic skills demonstrated in this subject are:
- approaching scientific research in a critical, perceptive and constructive way;
- developing interpersonal skills to work as part of a team;
- observing the appropriate research codes of practice;
- acquiring skills in the searching and manipulation of scientific literature and other relevant data bases;
- communicating effectively through both the spoken and written medium and to both professional colleagues and the wider community.
Last updated: 2 December 2019