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Unit information: Project in 2020/21

Unit name Project
Unit code SOCSM0001
Credit points 60
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Academic Year (weeks 1 - 52)
Unit director Professor. George
Open unit status Not open

Successful completion of Units 1-7.



School/department Bristol Medical School
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


During this unit students will conduct a research-based project on a topic related to the field of translational cardiovascular medicine. The students can choose if they wish to do a laboratory based ‘wet’ research project or a ‘dry’ literature review, project proposal, or data analysis project. This unit aims to teach students to design and conduct good quality research in the field of translational cardiovascular medicine. Candidates will be able to select a project topic offered from a range of potential projects

Intended learning outcomes

Students successfully completing this module will be able to:

  • Undertake a literature search in their field of study within the area of translational cardiovascular medicine.
  • Design and undertake a research project.
  • Critically analyse research data and present and discuss findings.

Teaching details

  • Self-directed study
  • Guidance from project supervisor
  • Laboratory techniques in the case of experimental research projects, which are taught online with lectures and practical sessions

Assessment Details

  • Short research proposal (3000 words), contributing 10% to the unit mark.
  • Critical literature review, project proposal, data analysis or laboratory-based project (7000 words), contributing 70% to the unit mark
  • Oral presentation and viva, contributing 20% to the unit mark.

Reading and References

References will be relating to each one of the topics of the research projects that will be given and students will be guided to this via their individual specific project supervisors.