LSC-40059 - Biomedical Science Research Project
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 60
Study Hours: 600
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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Description for 2024/25

This module represents the culmination of your learning as a Master's student. This is an excellent opportunity for you to work alongside colleagues to undertake a significant research project. This could include: typical, lab-based research here within the School; clinical audits in partnership with local NHS providers; data analysis or a systematic review.
The module will end with a mini student conference, providing you an opportunity to meet all of your colleagues, present your main findings in a professional setting and learn what each of you have been doing.
Practitioner Biomedical Scientists, or equivalent, taking this programme are expected to design a project based on their personal area of speciality and conducted within their workplace. It is expected that the project will reflect a partnership between their workplace and the University.

This module is the culmination of student learning across the Master's programme. Each student to conduct an extensive, independent project. This could be a lab-based research project, clinical audit, data analysis or systematic review. This will be the capstone experience for all MSc students.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Identify a current problem in the literature, or clinical practise, and respond by formulating an appropriate research-based hypothesis: 1,2,3
Critically review current literature to provide a comprehensive scientific rationale for their work: 1,2,3
Design a robust methodological approach to investigate the proposed hypothesis with a full justification of health and safety, ethical, quality assurance and statistical considerations as appropriate: 1,2,3
Analyse complex scientific data and present to a scientific audience: 1,2,3
Interpret complex scientific data and relate that to current literature: 1,2,3
Appraise own work to identify strengths and weaknesses, including possible limitations and source(s) of error and suggest ways to improve: 1,2,3
Communicate complex scientific findings to a mixed audience: 1,3
Competently engage in independent research taking responsibility for personal learning: 1,2

Study hours

30 hours: meetings with supervisor
6 hours: attendance at the student conference
160 hours: private study
280 hours: data generation and analysis
124 hours: completion of the report and presentation

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