Equine Science Research
- Module code
- Module leader
- Dr Meriel Moore-Colyer
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 600 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 10 hours
- Teaching period
- Summer term - April of the following year
Research which must involve analyses of primary data (experimental / epidemiological data) can be in the form of a desk-top, laboratory or field-based study. The topic must be agreed with the module leader and the proposed RAU project supervisor and been deemed suitably original for potential academic journal and conference proceeding publications.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Design and implement a research project which will apply appropriate methods to address a given research hypothesis.
- Write a fully-costed research proposal suitable for presentation to a funding body and /or commercial sponsor.
- Select and apply a range of suitable research techniques.
- Analyse research data using appropriate statistical tests, and present the results in a format suitable for an academic paper in an identified scientific journal.
- Collate and present data to the RAC research group meeting in a format suitable for an oral presentation at a scientific conference.
- Utilise electronic information sources effectively as learning aids.
- Write concise abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion and conclusion sections as per the format in the identified academic journal.
- Construct appendices of raw data.
|Coursework||1 x report||70%|
|Coursework||1 x presentation||30%|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Christopher, M. and Young, K. (2012). Writing for Publication in Veterinary Medicine. A Practical Guide for Researchers and Clinicians. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Dytham, C. (2011). Choosing and Using Statistics: A Biologist's Guide. (3rd edition). Wiley-Blackwell.
- Gustavi, B. (2008). How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper. (2nd edition). Cambridge University Press.
- Mcmillan, V.E. (2006). Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences. (4th edition). Bedford/St Martins.
- RAU Master’s Dissertation Guidance