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MDMP5225: MD Project Development 2

By the end of the course, students will be expected to have completed a comprehensive Project Checklist for their MD Research Project, endorsed by their Research Tutor, Research Coordinator and one of the Unit of Study Coordinators. The proposal will include consideration of ethics and the need for ethics approval. Students will also have mastered core concepts in Information Literacy, Research Ethics and Evidence Based Medicine. Students are required to complete the compulsory MD Milestones (Milestones 2, 3 and 4) and any other progress checkpoint tasks required by their Research Tutor or Expert Advisor. Milestone 2 includes tasks focussed on ethics and on information literacy. Milestone 3 includes the MD Project Checklist, which covers all information required by the University for the purposes of ensuring that the MD Research Project complies with applicable University policy on research governance and the conduct of research. Milestone 4 includes a progress report written in the form of a scientific anstract, and a seminar presentation by each student on their MD Research Project at an MD Project Group Milestone 4 meeting attended by all members of the student's MD Project Group. The seminar is assessed by the Research Tutor and one independent examiner. Students will also complete Information Literacy learning and tasks focused on Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), and ethics focused workshops and written tasks. Students' participation and performance in all academic tasks required in this unit of study must be graded as 'satisfactory' in Stage 2 to progress to Stage 3.

Code MDMP5225
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 2
MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114 and MDMP5122 and MDMP5123 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125 and MDMP5126 and MDMP5211 and MDMP5212 and MDMP5213 and MDMP5214
MDMP5221 and MDMP5222 and MDMP5223 and MDMP5224

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Appraise the ethical issues pertaining to their MD project and other research proposals
  • LO2. Identify and apply appropriate research methods for a research question
  • LO3. Prepare a structured literature search for their project
  • LO4. Apply research methods and ethics knowledge to progress their MD project
  • LO5. Produce a progress report that shows their project is advancing towards completion

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.