I’ve just got the feedback on my final piece of coursework, and it’s better than I expected:
A well written description of TrpM8 function in cold sensation. It is written clearly and in the context of experimental evidence. Some additional figures to summarise the results discussed would have been helpful.
The choice of papers demonstrates a clear understanding of the field and were a coherent choice. The candidate also extends their discussion on the significance of the findings through the citing of other works. This is clearly a distinction level essay. However, a further discussion linking the experiments of each paper and clarifying each of the results in terms of how they answer the questions asked would have made the essay better.
Suggested mark 74%
Second marker. I concur. 74%
I posted the essay in 4 parts, in late February and early March. Here it is again:
- Part 1: Introduction to cold thermosensation
- Part 2: The cold thermoreceptor TRPM8
- Part 3: Cold fibres: Neurochemistry & anatomy
- Part 4: Discussion: Coming in from the cold