DISSERTATION - 2017/8
Module code: PHMM030
School of Biosciences and Medicine
TRINDER S Dr (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Crosses academic years
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 450
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Successful completion of 4 compulsory modules, 4 optional modules plus the Research Methods module (135 credits)
To carry out a research project and write a dissertation. The module is central to MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine and MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine with Clinical Pharmacology.
Ability to formulate a scientific question and plan a research project with appropriate methods and complete dissertation writing.
Application of techniques for acquiring and appraising data and for using appropriate statistical analyses
Critical evaluation of published literature, clinical database or questionnaires
Critical awareness and application of good scientific writing.
|1||Undestand the requirement for an MSc dissertation||KCT|
|2||Carry out the research project for their dissertation||KCT|
|3||Critically evaluate literature and relevant publications||KCT|
|4||Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of different data sources and their own results||KCT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Academic supervision of dissertation writing
Academic review of dissertation writing
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
Provide academic supervision and review
Enable successful completion of MSc dissertation
The learning and teaching methods include:
Supervision via written and verbal feedbacks
Supervision by visiting students
This module consists of one-year supervision activities.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
The ability to carry out the research project and complete the MSc dissertation
The ability to carry out independent research
skills and knowledge required for scientific research
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
A MSc dissertation
The time line for the submission is 31st October after the approval of dissertation proposal, via the SurreyLearn module assignment submission folder.
Formative assessment include
Feedbacks are provided via written, verbal and face-to-face communication.
Reading list for DISSERTATION : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/phmm030
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.