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This subject aims to provide students with an understanding in the practice of biomedical research. Students are required to complete a research project within the Department of Surgery and/or affiliated institution under the guidance of at least one supervisor.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Understand the position of their research, development of the hypothesis and the supporting aims to test the hypothesis.
- Solve problems and troubleshoot throughout the research period.
- Develop strong skills in extended observation and to formulate ideas for future scope of the research.
- Select, summarise and critically appraise published research in an area of clinical and biological sciences.
- Identify and apply ethical conduct of animal and human experimental ethics, including regulatory requirements.
- Demonstrate critical analysis and decision-making skills.
- Compare and contrast the relevant literature in understanding the research question posed.
- Conduct supervised research on a chosen research project and able to work effectively in a team environment and autonomously at times.
- Effectively plan and organise research methodologies and techniques to be implemented.
- Show excellent time management skills.
- Communicate the method and findings of a research project in oral and written form. Engagement with the audience/examiner, maintaining interest from the audience and demonstrating adequate stage presence (eye contact, steady pace, confidence). Strong ability to answer questions confidently and with sound knowledge of the research area.
Students should expect to develop skills in the following areas:
• critical analysis of complex scientific issues
• ability to make decisions and problem solve based on current knowledge
• seeking and retrieving relevant and key information from a large body of data;
• how to work effectively in a team environment;
• time management: planning and organization;
• extended observation and ability to contribute in intellectual discussion;
• good oral and written communication.
Last updated: 11 February 2021