MCR8003 : Writing in a Research Setting
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Mark Booth
- Lecturer: Miss Lulu Cvetkovic, Dr Gwen Averley, Professor Judith Rankin, Ms Linda Errington, Dr Lindsay Pennington, Dr Nicolette Rousseau, Professor David Jones, Dr Joanne Patterson, Dr Peter Middleton
- Owning School: FMS Graduate School
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
Writing is a key skill for anyone in medical research. This module aims to familiarise students with the many different processes involved in medical writing. The module is designed to allow the students to experience medical writing and to enable them to develop a range of key skills that will prepare them for writing research proposals, grant applications, case reports and manuscripts for peer reviewed journals.
Outline Of Syllabus
Writing standard operating protocols.
Writing original articles and abstracts.
Responding to referees comments.
Developing and sourcing grants.
Writing grant and fellowship applications, including costings.
Authorship and ownership – responsibilities.
Generic writing skills.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||60||1:00||60:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||0:55||16:30||16.5 student contact hours in total. Lectures are of varying length.|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||49:30||49:30||Guided independent study and reflective learning.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||40||1:00||40:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||3:00||3:00||1 small group session|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||12:00||12:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||1||19:00||19:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
In lectures, students will learn fundamental principles of writing in a research setting. They will then undertake assignments to use this knowledge which will be self-directed. They will be expected to undertake further reading, particularly for the formative assessment.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||25||Abstract (Standard Length Document)|
|Written exercise||2||M||50||Grant Application|
|Oral Examination||2||M||25||Presentation base on coursework (5 slides) - 5 minutes presentation and 5 minutes questions|
|Written exercise||2||M||Writing a SOP (Standard Length Document)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Students will complete three summative assessments. The first being an abstract for a published paper; the second an original research proposal for a grant application and the third being a presentation on their own research idea.
The students will complete one formative assessment, to write a SOP (standard operating procedure).
These assessments will test knowledge and understanding of the skills necessary to complete the different processes involved in medical writing.