Course code VET421

VET421 Midterm evaluation

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Course responsible: Andrew Michael Janczak, Andrew Michael Janczak
ECTS credits: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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The project reviewer writes a short report about the strong and weak parts of the project and awards the written and oral presentation a pass/fail grade. The report must be submitted to the relevant NMBU Department and the Research Department.
Course frequency: Spring and Fall
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Course contents:

The MidTerm evaluation is an individual activity, for which the supervisors and the Head of Department are responsible.

The midterm evaluation aims to provide the candidate with the opportunity to practice presenting his/her research project in both written and oral forms. The project should be placed by the candidate in a wider scientific context and evaluated critically from the perspective of research ethics. The evaluation is also meant to motivate the candidate and the supervisors to keep up their work efforts and to detect any aspects of the project in need of extra follow up.

Learning outcome:

Through the midterm evaluation the candidate is expected to attain the following: 

·         Perform  a written and oral presentation of the research project

·         Discuss the results that have emerged through the project

-         Review a plan for their completion of the research project

Learning activities:
This course is obligatory for students mid-way into their PhD study and shall be completed within two years of starting their research program.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Attendance is compulsory

The evaluation entails that the candidate presents his/her project in written and oral forms including their status regarding progression relative to the study plan.

The candidate delivers a written presentation of the status of the project (Word format, Calibri 11, single line spacing) of up to 3 pages to the external reviewer, supervisor and Head of Department one week before the presentation is to be made. Published work, manuscripts and abstracts must be included as attachments. The written presentation should be based on the original PhD project plan submitted with the application for admission to the PhD. program, and provide comments on progression relative to the original plan. The written presentation should end with a short summary of the expected progression for the last part of the PhD project. 

The 30-minute oral presentation is given in an open forum allowing for questions and discussion following the presentation.

The evaluation after the lecture takes place in a closed forum with the PhD candidate, the supervisor(s) and the Head of Department present. The project reviewer gives the candidate feedback on the written and oral presentations and takes up any academic, organisational or collaborative problems which might have emerged in connection with the project. Finally, there is a discussion regarding how these issues can be dealt with.

Nominal workload:
75 hours
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