SMIMIL02IE Independent Elective Study
The objective is to give the student an opportunity to organize
and carry out an independent study motivated by academic as well as
personal interests, under the guidance of a faculty member from the
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The study may be carried out in
Denmark or abroad.
An independent research or review project of varying duration (2.5 or 5 ECTS credits). The responsible supervisor and the student select a specific topic together and agree on the objective, scope and size of the project. The student provides a written account (two to three pages) of the objective, scope, size and content of the project, as well as a supplementary description of specific academic objectives. The supervisor must approve this project description before the student starts working on the project. The student must work independently guided by the supervisor. The project may be:
- based on experimental work in a laboratory or elsewhere
- an academic review
- based on calculations/modulations/simulations
Students may have to sign a special agreement English version/ Danish version (see appendix to the course description English version/ Danish version) if the student is carrying out the project in connection with a research project at PharmaSchool or if the student is collaborating with an external institution or company.
On completion of the project, the student has increased:
- his or her academic insight and knowledge
his or her ability to independently organize and carry out larger projects
Students are not recommended to undertake an independent elective study until they have passed compulsory study units equivalent to at least 20 ECTS credits.
The independent elective study must be part of the study schedule for the elective part of the master’s programme that the student has agreed on with his or her master’s project supervisor.
The student is entitled to study guidance during the project amounting to a maximum of 4 hours per 2.5 ECTS credits.
- Project work
Enrolment is done in collaboration between the student and the
project supervisor. The student is responsible for finding a
suitable supervisor at the desired department.
An agreement signed by both student and supervisor must be sent to the Master’s Administration Office. The course fee must be paid before the student starts working on the project.
- 2,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Other, 0Written report, poster, paper, oral examination or similar
- Exam registration requirements
- No requirements
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Course Teacher(s) without external examiner
Criteria for exam assesment
is given for an excellent performance that fully meets the expectations of the purpose of the project with no or only a few minor weaknesses.
is given for a good performance that meets the expectations of the purpose of the project with some weaknesses.
is given for an acceptable performance that meets only the minimum expectations regarding the purpose of the project.