Medical Reserach Topic Proposal
It is an assignment for statistic module but the field of study is medicine. the assignemtet is about
finding an issue relevant to medicine or diseases that people face and how could we overcome
it. in the assignment there should be some statical graphs explaining the issue.
. Title (20 words maximum)
Give a succinct title to describe your proposed work. It can be a statement or in the form of a
2. Introduction and relevance (250 words maximum)
Explain why the subject you are proposing is relevant to the degree programme you are
studying. Why is it an interesting and relevant topic? Is it a current/topical issue? Is there a need
to explore the topic further? Do you have any personal interest/motivation?
3. Key research (500 words maximum)
What is known already about the subject that you are proposing? What are the key studies that
have been done in the area? Show that you are up-to-date with the latest knowledge in the area.
This can include research in closely allied areas to your own topic if the research in your own
topic is sparse. If there is a lot of existing research in the area then you will need to be highly
selective in what you choose to discuss. You should try to evaluate the work you are reviewing,
not just list what has been done.
4. Justification of proposal (300 words maximum)
Based on the key research presented in part (3) what aspect of knowledge/research do you feel
is lacking? Are there questions that remain unanswered? Have you identified a gap in
knowledge? Are there situations that you think the existing knowledge could be tested in a better
or different way? Justify the need to undertake more research in the chosen area.
5. Aims (50 words maximum)
Having identified a gap in knowledge, as discussed in part (4), what specific aims do you have?
Please summarise in around 3 bullet points.
6. Your proposed plan of action (300 words maximum)
How will you achieve the aims set out in part (5)? Outline the methods that you will use. What
information will you collect? How will your investigation take place? Provide details of
sampling/collection/analysis of data. Will your work be literature based only? Do you intend to do
laboratory experiments? Will you undertake a survey/field work? Will you use
questionnaires/interviews? In writing your plan consider its achievability as a potential 7. Ethical issues (50 words maximum)
Do you foresee any ethical issues arising from your research proposal? If not, say why not. If so,
what are they and how might you address them?
8. References (as guidance, at least 15 references would be expected to be cited, with is no
Provide a full list of works that you have cited according to university citation regulations. Most of
these, although not exclusively, will be from part (3).