SURGERY 7057BHO - Surgical Science Research & Development I Part B

Teaching Hospitals - Semester 2 - 2016

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This course encourages students to carry out their own research into relevant topics in surgery. Students will carry out literature reviews before designing a research protocol for a given research project. The research project will be supervised by senior surgical clinicians. Students will learn how to appraise relevant scientific literature and to summarise critically review findings based on logical argument and evidence based information. They will then be required to present this review at one of the monthly Journal Club meetings. There will be tutorials but the emphasis will be on independent study where students will be expected to work autonomously but with the provision of regular supervision from their project mentor. The tutorials will augment the research component to be completed by the students by providing coursework on topics that will be able to be applied practically to the research project and article review and presentation.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code SURGERY 7057BHO
    Course Surgical Science Research & Development I Part B
    Coordinating Unit Surgical Specialties
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Teaching Hospitals
    Units 6
    Contact 1 x 1 hour Tutorial per week. Informal meetings with research project supervisor. 3 x 1 hour Journal Club Meetings per semester. 2 x 1.5 hour Departmental Research Meetings per semester.
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Assumed Knowledge MBBS & completion of internship
    Restrictions Master of Surgical Science students only
    Course Description This course encourages students to carry out their own research into relevant topics in surgery. Students will carry out literature reviews before designing a research protocol for a given research project. The research project will be supervised by senior surgical clinicians.

    Students will learn how to appraise relevant scientific literature and to summarise critically review findings based on logical argument and evidence based information. They will then be required to present this review at one of the monthly Journal Club meetings.

    There will be tutorials but the emphasis will be on independent study where students will be expected to work autonomously but with the provision of regular supervision from their project mentor. The tutorials will augment the research component to be completed by the students by providing coursework on topics that will be able to be applied practically to the research project and article review and presentation.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: George Kiroff

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    Course Grading

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    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

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