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OPSC5037: Dissertation Part A

The dissertation is a formal academic composition on work performed during the student's candidature from a supervised project that contains between 10, 000-12, 000 words. The format of the project may be of a systematic review of the literature, a case series, short clinical trial, survey or other project acceptable to the unit of study coordinator. On completion of this unit of study the successful student will be able to work constructively under formal academic supervision, develop a research question, complete a literature review, and display scientific thinking and apply this to ophthalmology. Successful students can demonstrate to the examiners that they have a detailed and comprehensive knowledge of one area in the basic ophthalmic sciences or clinical ophthalmology. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of dissertation units of study in order to submit their final written work.

Code OPSC5037
Academic unit Save Sight Institute
Credit points 6
OPSC5001 and OPSC5002 and OPSC5003

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

  • LO1. Undertake a medical/scientific project and develop a research plan
  • LO2. Work constructively under supervision
  • LO3. Display scientific thinking and apply this to ophthalmology
  • LO4. Conduct and write a literature review
  • LO5. Attempt to publish their dissertation or learn how to publish their work, crediting the Save Sight Institute, University of Sydney

Unit outlines

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