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Unit information: Genomic Medicine Research Project in 2020/21

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Unit name Genomic Medicine Research Project
Unit code SSCM30010
Credit points 40
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mr. Bowden
Open unit status Not open

This is part of an intercalated BSc for Medical, Veterinary or Dental students



School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

The research project component of the intercalated BSc in Genomic Medicine. A research project based in one of the world-leading human applied genetic epidemiology centres at Bristol, an analytic review of the human genomics literature, or an analysis of your own genome-wide genetic risk profile.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After this component of the course, students will be able to:

1) conduct supervised research in an area of genomic medicine

2) critically evaluate the literature surrounding a research area and describe how their research fits

3) write a research report in the style of a scientific article

4) present their research to an academic audience

discuss the research and its place in the scientific literature with a scientific audience

Teaching Information

Methods of Teaching

This unit will be delivered in the form of supervisions led by researchers in the area of the research project.

Student Input 400 hours of research

Assessment Information

Assessment Details

Students will be assessed on one substantial research project. Marking of this project is broken up into multiple components:

Mid-term project plan and progress report 5%

Supervisors assessment of practical report 5%

Supervisors assessment of practical competence 10%

Written thesis 70%

Project presentation 10%

Reading and References

Varies depending on the project.