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Unit information: Research Concepts in 2020/21

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Unit name Research Concepts
Unit code ANAT30010
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Dr. Miller
Open unit status Not open

1st and 2nd year BSc Applied Anatomy


Anatomy Capstone Project

School/department School of Anatomy
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences


The Research Concepts unit aims to provide core skills and techniques that are vital to effectively, read, interpret and criticise scientific literature, as well as to analyse and communicate scientific findings. Much of the unit is based in experiential learning, with students participating in discussions, and producing formative written pieces.

The Research Concepts unit supports the Anatomy Capstone Project unit.

Intended learning outcomes

1. An understanding of and the ability to apply common analytical methods relevant to anatomical science

2. The ability to demonstrate a critical approach to reading scientific publications

3. The ability to present and communicate science in a variety of forms

Teaching details

Teaching contact will be by tutorial, technique training sessions and seminars.

Assessment Details

Summative assessments:

30% Portfolio (coursework) A portfolio of evidence supporting successful engagement with research skills training. ILO 1,2,3

30% Science communication assignment (Coursework) aimed at members of the public. ILO 3

40% Grant proposal (Coursework) A research project proposal in the format of a small grants application. ILO 1,2,3

Reading and References

Readings will be provided via the online learning environment.