Life Sciences Year 3 Research Project (Literature) (C7162)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

The overall aim of this module is to allow you to choose a scientific or clinical topic, develop the capacity to survey the scientific literature, critically appraise scientific papers, and produce an authoritative literature review. You should demonstrate critical appraisal skills necessary to assess the relevance and trustworthiness of published articles; an understanding of scientific techniques, the conduct of research, to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of various techniques, and evaluate the relative importance of scientific and clinical findings. Writing the literature review will afford the opportunity to advance different and sometimes conflicting arguments, and to propose new avenues for research into the topic.

Teaching

45%: Practical (Project)
55%: Seminar

Assessment

100%: Coursework (Dissertation, Observation, Presentation)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 8 hours of contact time and 292 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.