PROJ07025 2013 HEALTH SCIENCE PROJECT
This module is intended to enable students to present primary and/or secondary data collected in relation to an aspect of human health, health promotion or physiology. Students will utilise skills and competencies they have acquired to report research findings in accordance with established academic practice.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Demonstrate a critical evaluative approach to a research project.
Design methodologies to collect and statistically analyse relevant data where appropriate.
Interpret findings and apply appropriate recommendations as a result of the research conducted.
Present, promote and communicate the research project in a variety of forms.
Source, interpret, review and apply appropriate and referenced literature from area of investigation.
Take direction, accept criticism and use supervisors feedback to work autonomously and responsibly within a defined time frame.
Module Assessment Strategies
This assessment strategy for this module is designed to focus students on the production of a research paper and a poster presentation of their research findings. Students ability to be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning, to monitor progress and provide feedback will be afforded during 3 seperate continuous assessments spread throughout the duration of the project. The students ability to communicate scientific information to a general audience will be assessed by way of a public poster presentation. Communication of scientific/health information will be assessed by final written research project.
- Establish a research framework within the allocated time frame.
- Source, review and evaluate relevant literature in relation to the topic being investigated.
- Develop research methodologies and practices.
- Conduct primary research in a scientific/health setting
- Analyse and interpret data collected using statistical methods.
- Present a research paper of the project to include the relevant sections as laid down in the research guidelines issued by the research co-ordinator within the programme.
- Display, defend and critically appraise the project during a poster presentation at IT Sligo.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Weekly tutorials/reflective logs/research journal.||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Project Presentation of research project in form of a research project||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||65 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|3||Presentation Poster presentation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||End of Term||4|
|4||Oral Exam Viva conducted by 2nd marker||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||End of Term||1,3,4|
|5||Continuous Assessment Work in progress/self direction||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||15 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Tutorial||Not Specified||Tutorial with supervisor||0.5||Weekly||0.50|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self study/empirical research within IT Sligo campus/field of interest||3||Weekly||3.00|
Berg.K & Latin.R. (2008) Essentials of Research Methods in Health, Physical Education, Exercise and Recreation (3rd Ed.) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Dancey.C, Reidy.J & Rowe.R (2012) Statistics for Health Sciences- a non mathematical introduction. SAGE publications.
Greenhalgh, T. (2006) How to read a paper - the basics of evidence based medicine (3rd Ed.). BMJ Books, Blackwell Publishing.
Research guidelines document unique to the Health Science and Physiology programme.
Saks.M & Allsop.J (2013) Researching Health Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods (2nd Ed.) SAGE publications.
The total 10 credits for this module will be awarded in semester 6. Student allocation to Project Supervisors will take place at the start of Semester 5. The co-ordination hour for this requires to be allocated at the start of semester 5.