Research methods for animal sciences VETSCI5040

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Biodiversity One Health Vet Med
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will facilitate students to hone their skills in research methodologies relevant to the animal sciences.


5 week course. Approximately 1h lectures weekly, plus tutorial sessions and workbased learning.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Scientific research proposal (1500 words approx.) 100%

Course Aims

The course will provide students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the skills required to enable them to design, initiate, conduct and interpret evidence based research relevant to the animal sciences.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: 


■ Collect, manipulate, calculate and summarise data, using statistical methods and computer packages appropriately;

■ Formulate concise and meaningful research questions related to the animal sciences, and determine the appropriate study designs, cases and/or experimental units that are required;

■ Find, appraise and interpret current evidence based research.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.