This course builds a basis for the acquisition of research skills in an area of relevance to surgical practice. The student needs to appraise the literature critically, and design a research project which will make an original contribution to the literature. Skills in data collection, statistical analysis of data and critical thinking will be assessed. The student needs to demonstrate each step of the research process through the submission of written work.
1 hour weekly tutorial and attendance at a research skills seminar, plus up to 6 hour/week self directed research with regular consultation with supervisor.
The overall assessment of this unit will be via a dissertation submitted at the end of Surgical Research 6