The research proposal forms an extremely important component of the course since it will bring together many aspects of the skills and knowledge acquired during the course. All students will undertake an individual project; the topic being concerned with their chosen specialty. Topics investigated may be chosen by the student or suggested by the staff. The area of research will need to be agreed with the supervising staff before commencement of the project.
The research need not be on an original topic but should increase information in the chosen area. It must be conducted according to the accepted methods of scientific investigation, and be presented bound in the agreed HBMCDM format, by the end of the course.