There are two components to this course: (1) Research Methods: By the end of the Research Methods course of instruction throughout Stage 1, students will be expected to have developed an understanding of the broad principles of Research Methods , Research Governance, Ethical Review and Information Literacy. They will be familiar with core concepts relating to biostatistics and rudimentary clinical epidemiology. They will also gain an understanding of the principles of Health and Medical Research Ethics. (2) MD Project or Capstone: Students must have completed an outline for their MD Project or Capstone and have had it signed off by their Research Tutor (Milestone 1). At the start of the course, students will be asked to outline their previous research experience (if any); this will assist in allocation and design of their research project, and direct further learning in a range of research methods used in medicine. Students' participation and performance in all academic tasks required in this unit of study must be graded as 'satisfactory' in Stage 1 to progress to Stage 2.
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, on-line learning tasks.
This will comprise: (a) attendance at all compulsory workshops and teaching sessions, (b) attendance and effective participation in small-group/tutorial learning sessions, (c) satisfactory completion of online learning tasks and surveys, (d) submission of MD Milestone 1 which is a short proposal for a feasible and acceptable MD Project, and (e) assessment of knowledge of Research Methods through questions in the Stage 1 Written Final Examinations.
Designated staff known as Research Tutors will monitor students' progress in accordance with scheduled milestones.
MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114Co-requisites
MDMP5122 and MDMP5123 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125