By the end of the course, students will be expected to have completed a comprehensive proposal for their MD Project or Capstone, endorsed by their Research Tutor, MD Coordinator and one of the Unit Coordinators. The proposal will include consideration of ethics and the need for ethics approval. Students will also have mastered core concepts in Information Literacy, Research Ethics and Evidence Based Medicine. Students are required to complete the compulsory MD Milestones (Milestones 2, 3 and 4) which comprise project progress reports, one of which must include the project checklist and the appropriate ethics documentation. Milestone 2 includes tasks focussed on ethics and on information literacy. Milestone 3 includes the MD Project Checklist, which covers all information required by the University for the purposes of ensuring that the MD Project or Capstone complies with applicable University policy on research governance and the conduct of research. It also includes Information Literacy tasks. Milestone 4 includes a progress report and a seminar presentation by each student on their MD project at an MD Project Group meeting attended by all members of the student's MD Project Group. The seminar is assessed by the Research Tutor and one independent examiner. Students will also complete Information Literacy learning and tasks focused on Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM). Students' participation and performance in all academic tasks required in this unit of study must be graded as 'satisfactory' in Stage 2 to progress to Stage 3.
Lectures, seminars, tutorials, on-line learning tasks.
This will comprise: (a) attenadance at all compulsory workshops and teaching sessions, (b) attendance and effective participation in small-group/tutorial learning sessions, (c) satisfactory completion of online learning tasks,and surveys (d) submission of MD Milestones 2- 4, including submission of a comprehensive project checklist and progress reports for a feasible and acceptable MD Project or Capstone, and submission of accurate and appropriate ethics statement and PICO literature search strategy, (e) satisfactory presentation of the MD Project by each student at a seminar, and (f) assessment of knowledge of Research Methods through questions in the Stage 2 Written Examinations.
Satisfactory completion of MDMP5125 is only required for 2016 and subsequent cohort students. Designated staff known as Research Tutors will monitor students' progress in accordance with scheduled milestones.
MDMP5111 and MDMP5112 and MDMP5113 and MDMP5114 and MDMP5122 and MDMP5123 and MDMP5124 and MDMP5125 and MDMP5126 and MDMP5211 and MDMP5212 and MDMP5213 and MDMP5214Co-requisites
MDMP5221 and MDMP5222 and MDMP5223 and MDMP5224