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MD978 - Research Topics in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

  • Module code: MD978
  • Module name: Research Topics in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module highlights a wide range of interdisciplinary research topics in biomedical research with a focus on Diabetes/Obesity and Neuroscience, two major research topics in the contributing departments. Emphasis will be given to clinical as well as basic research in these areas. Each session will be led by a researcher with direct experience of the topic under discussion, and will consist of lectures, group work and literature review. Researchers will be invited from WMS and Biological Sciences, and the module will provide an opportunity for researchers to highlight potential PhD projects to the students.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the students should be able to: Operate safely and effectively in the science graduate research environment at Warwick; Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the principles of interdisciplinary biomedical research; Critically evaluate interdisciplinary approaches to biomedical research in diabetes/obesity and neuroscience; Present the results of research to scientific audiences; Understand how to adapt their research skills to the requirements of varied and complex scientific contexts; Undertake systematic and complex searches of research literature and scientific information services; Scientific report writing.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures, seminars and presentations, over 2 weeks

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: MD978-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work 100%
A1 (Assessed work only) Oral Presentation 20%
  Portfolio of short reports 30%
  Essays (3000 words) 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (B91Z) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A