This unit is a continuation of the supervised research project initiated at the beginning of the course. The unit involves self-directed independent research and regular meetings (fortnightly) with a supervisor (s). The research project will culminate in the completion of a research dissertation in the form of an original journal article manuscript or report. The unit includes a capstone experience (similar to an oral presentation at a conference) consisting of presentation of the research findings from the student research project, in the context of the student's knowledge and experience of clinical practice, scientific knowledge, plus an understanding of the implications for genetic counselling practice.
Supervised research project writing up, self-directed learning and independent research.
Draft introduction and methods of research dissertation (10%), draft research dissertation (10%), journal article (40%), capstone (30%)
Ian MacFarlane, Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie Leroy. Oxford University Press. Genetic Counseling Research: A Practical Guide (2014) Oxford University Press; Peat, Jennifer; Elliott, Elizabeth; Baur, Louise; Keena, Victoria Scientific Writing: Easy When You Know How. London, BMJ Books, 2002.
GENC5020 and GENC5017