BIO09051 2019 Research Methods Biopharma

General Details

Full Title
Research Methods Biopharma
Transcript Title
Research Methods Biopharma
Code
BIO09051
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
BIO - Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mary Butler, Margaret Doherty
Programme Membership
SG_SBIPR_E09 201900 Certificate in Science in BioPharmaceutical Processing SG_SBIOP_M09 201900 Master of Science in Biopharmaceutical Science SG_SBIOP_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Science in Biopharmaceutical Science SG_SBIOP_E09 201900 Level 9 Certificate in BioPharmaceutical Science SG_SBIOP_M09 201900 Master of Science in Biopharmaceutical Science SG_SBIPR_M09 201900 Master of Science in Biopharmaceutical Processing
Description

The purpose of this module is to complete a research proposal which may subsequently form part of the MSc thesis. Students will have the opportunity to formulate a research topic, develop a research schedule and select appropriate methodologies for a research project. The learner will study different research methods, ethical considerations, learn how to critically analyse scientific documents, disseminate research in terms of reports, and communicate effectively.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Produce a research proposal document.

2.

Undertake a focused literature search and generate a literature review on a research topic.

3.

Select and apply an appropriate research methodology while adhering to ethical considerations.

4.

Communicate effectively their research outcomes.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The online teaching and learning strategy will follow the guidelines as developed by Quality Matters: http://www.qmprogram.org/

Unique to the Quality Matters Rubric is the concept of alignment. This occurs when critical course components - Learning Objectives (2), Assessment and Measurement (3), Instructional Materials (4), Learner Interaction and Engagement (5), and Course Technology (6) - work together to ensure students achieve desired learning outcomes.

Module Assessment Strategies

100% Continuous Assessment

Indicative Practicals / Projects

Submission of Research proposal paper Week 13

Multiple Choice Questions on Different areas of the Syllabus (2 quizzes between weeks 4 and 10)

Critical Analysis of a Scientific Document Week 9

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Assessments

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Produce a research proposal document.
  • Model of scientific inquiry.
  •  Applied versus Basic research.
  • Conceptualising and Problem Formulation.
  • Developing the research hypothesis. What makes a good hypothesis?

 

2.     Undertake a focused literature search and generate a literature review on a research topic.

  • Selecting a problem and reviewing the research.
  • Reviewing the literature, use of primary sources, use of computer databases in research search.
  • Use of online searches and web engines, referencing, ethical consideration.

 

3.     Select and apply an appropriate research methodology while adhering to ethical considerations.

    • Sampling and the theory of measurement populations and samples.
    • Sampling strategies.
    • Types of reliability.
    • Validity.
    • Ethical considerations in research.

 

 

4.    Communicate effectively their research outcomes.

  • Technical writing.
  • Referencing appropriately.
  • Avoiding plagiarism.
  • Research presentations and evaluation.
  • Research Proposal.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Submission of Research proposal paper Continuous Assessment Assessment 35 % Week 13 1,2,3,4
2 Critical Analysis of a Scientific Document Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 9 2,3,4
3 Multiple Choice Questions on Different areas of the Syllabus Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % Week 4 1,2,3,4
4 Multiple Choice Questions on Different areas of the Syllabus Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 15 % Week 10 1,2,3,4
5 Presentation Continuous Assessment Oral Exam 15 % Week 13 4

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Moodle Resources and Activities 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2019 Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences Oxford University Press

Recommended Reading
2013 Business Research A Practical Guide Palgrave

Recommended Reading
2014 Doing a Successful Research Project Using Qualitative or Quantitative Methods MacMillan

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Collis, Jill & Hussey, Roger

Business Research - A Practical Guide. 3rd edition

Palgrave

2009

Cargill, Margaret & O'Connor, Patrick

Writing Scientific Research Articles

Wiley Blackwell

2009

Gill, John & Johnson, Phil

Research Methods for Managers

 

Sage Publications Ltd.

2002

Greenfield, Tony

Research Methods for

Postgraduates, 2nd Edition,

Arnold

2002

       

Salkind, Neil J

Exploring Research, International Edition, 6 edition ISBN: 0132017067 Prentice Hall 2000
Journal Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Authors

Title

Publishers

Year

Collis, Jill & Hussey, Roger

Business Research - A Practical Guide. 3rd edition

Palgrave

2009

Cargill, Margaret & O'Connor, Patrick

Writing Scientific Research Articles

Wiley Blackwell

2009

Gill, John & Johnson, Phil

Research Methods for Managers

 

Sage Publications Ltd.

2002

Greenfield, Tony

Research Methods for

Postgraduates, 2nd Edition,

Arnold

2002

       

Salkind, Neil J

Exploring Research, International Edition, 6 edition ISBN: 0132017067 Prentice Hall 2000
URL Resources

Listed on Moodle course site

Other Resources

Listed on Moodle course site

Additional Information

Listed on Moodle course site