Skip to content

Module Catalogue

Breadcrumbs navigation

PN3321   Advanced Critical Analysis Reading Party

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: Summer before start of session

Planned timetable: To be arranged

An introductory residential module to Honours study for students studying Neuroscience, Psychology and Biology degrees held at the Burn (or equivalent location) between the resit diet and the start of semester 1. This module introduces students to the skill of critically analysing scientific literature and the methodology behind preparing research proposals. Students will work in groups to analyse and assess a grant proposal and present their ideas to a mock research grant panel. In response to detailed feedback students can improve their skills and finally submit an extended referees report on a real grant proposal.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 day residential course, 8 hours per day

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 84

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Professor G B Miles
Module teaching staff: Dr G Miles, Dr S Pulver , Dr E Robbins, Dr G Doherty, Dr W Li, Dr M Zwart, Prof K Sillar