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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ANAT3105 Research Skills for Clinical Anatomy

10 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Nicole Smith

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of a UK MBChB course or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module


On completion of this module, students should be able to
- Perform efficient and thorough online searches of the scientific literature and other sources of scientific information
- Organise bibliographic information in a logical and accessible manner
- Summarise and critically evaluate scientific publications
- Integrate scientific information derived from multiple sources and write a balanced review of the topic under consideration
- Cite the scientific literature correctly
- Describe the scientific publishing process
- Outline basic copyright considerations in scientific publishing

Learning outcomes
On completing this module, students should have knowledge of
- The construction of effective searches of bibliographic databases and other online sources of information
- The use of information management systems relevant to the organisation of bibliographic information
- How to read scientific papers effectively, efficiently and critically
- How to summarise a scientific paper to produce an abstract
- How to integrate information from a variety of sources to produce a balanced, evidence-based review
- The scientific publishing process and associated copyright considerations

Skills outcomes
- Searching for scientific information online
- Reading the scientific literature efficiently and critically
- Scientific writing


This module builds skills in online information searching, organising bibliographic and other information, efficient and critical reading of scientific writing. It also considers the scientific publishing process and introduces the copyright considerations relevant to it.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning31.003.00
Independent online learning hours3.00
Private study hours87.00
Total Contact hours10.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Independent online learning (video lectures) : 3hr
Preparation / follow up for each lecture/video lecture, online learning workshop and tutorial : 39hr
Preparation of abstract, critical paper review and literature review : 45hr

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written WorkPaper Abstract 300 words20.00
Written WorkPaper Review 750 words30.00
Literature Review1500 words50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 18/07/2022


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