Core Module Information
Module title: Veterinary Nursing Honours Project [60 Credits]

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: VET10109
Module leader: Jane Stirling
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

Example of Equivalent Learning: Understanding of experimental design, research methodology and data analysis and presentation.

Description of module content:

The module content is driven by the needs and requirements of the individual projects, and thus is highly diverse and individualised. There is however a core content, which includes the design of scientific investigations, time management and project planning, data collection and analysis, use of appropriate information technology and statistical analysis to guide interpretation of data and the presentation and reporting of research results in different formats. All students are also required to attain ethical approval and appropriate levels of knowledge of safe practice in the laboratory or clinical environment as required by their individual project.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Derive a project proposal, based on identification and review of relevant literature, consideration of ethical guidelines, experimental design and statistical analysis, and safety considerations
LO2: Develop a programme of independent research, using appropriate investigative techniques and research tools
LO3:Organise and analyse data derived from research in order to test appropriate hypotheses; archive and collate information collected in a way that facilitates data sharing and reproduction of results obtained
LO4:Synthesise results and evaluate them in the context of previously published information; present summary of work as a written report and poster

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Clare Taylor
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 8
Face To Face Project Supervision 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 574
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 20 1 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Dissertation 60 1,2 & 3 33 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Poster 20 1,2 & 3 33 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 20
Component 2 subtotal: 80
Module subtotal: 100

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