PAED5520 Neonatology Dissertation

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret HospitalFace to face
Semester 2King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret HospitalFace to face
The dissertation fosters the development of research skills in the area of neonatology while under supervision. It gives students practice and experience in defining a clear research question, preparing a formal research proposal, conducting a review of a body of scientific literature and formal writing at a professional standard.
Students are able to (1) understand the theoretical techniques related to the area of study; (2) demonstrate acquaintance with current developments in their area of study; and (3) communicate their results and conclusions effectively in a written dissertation.
This comprises a 10,000-word written dissertation at the end of the semester (100 per cent).

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Karen Simmer
Unit rules
Approved quota: 3—places will go preferentially to Senior Registrars and Fellows based at King Edward Memorial Hospital; if there are more interested students than available supervisors, we will then allocate places based on proximity to completion of their advanced training program (places going preferentially to those closest to completion).
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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