Critical Review of Research PapersCode: MED640, Offered By: Research Study Skills
Open To - This module is aimed at students in the Medical School and Dentistry, however students in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health can apply.
Semester Taught - Grad Year
This unit will provide training in the detailed critical assessment required to review a scientific paper. Students will be split into two groups. Each group will present the background, data and interpretations of one paper in a critical manner to the other group, who are then invited to engage in a critical discussion. Students will learn to access data within a scientific paper, follow arguments based on the data, and critically evaluate the conclusions presented. This module is run 4 times per academic year.
Researcher Development Framework Categories:
A1) Knowledge base
A2) Cognitive abilities
B1) Personal Qualities
This unit will not be formally assessed. It is intended primarily for 1st year PhD students who will be assessed on critical evaluation through their literature review or for PhD students currently writing their transfer report or thesis.
This unit aims to enhance students' ability to understand the critical thinking required to review a scientific paper.
Students will demonstrate ability to: - Identify relevant scientific literature to gather background on the topic and stimulate discussion - Acquire in depth knowledge on the topic presented, and identify additional information when requested - Present a scientific paper to their peers - Critically evaluate and discuss scientific data.
Module Dates 2017 -2018
Thursday 24th May 2018, 10.00-13.00, Seminar Room 8, C Floor, Medical School
Thursday 31st May 2018, 10.00-12.00, Seminar Room 8, C Floor, Medical School
Dr Dan Hampshire
Mon, Aug 13th 2018, 10:00
Venue: The Medical School, Room: Seminar Room 1
Tutor: Dr Dan Hampshire
If none of the above sessions are suitable, you can add an expression of interest to your basket and you will be notified when any new sessions become available.