PROJ08016 2019 PHARMACEUTICAL PROJECT PART 1

General Details

Full Title
PHARMACEUTICAL PROJECT PART 1
Transcript Title
PHARMACEUTICAL PROJECT PART 1
Code
PROJ08016
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
PROJ - Project
Department
LIFE - Life Sciences
Level
08 - NFQ Level 8
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Geraldine Duignan
Programme Membership
SG_SPHAR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Science SG_SPHAR_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Pharmaceutical Science
Description

The aim of this module is to develop the student's ability to independently apply the knowledge, skills and competences they have acquired in the course, in the planning and completion of a final year project.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Source, select and critically evaluate the literature on a select topic related to pharmaceutical science. 

2.

Identify appropriate research questions or test hypotheses and design methodologies, for data collection, collation and analysis .

3.

Independently Plan and Manage project activities to deliver a quality project according to agreed deadlines with minimum supervision. 

4.

Interpret data and/or literature findings in relation to a defined research question or a stated research hypothesis 

5.

Communicate the research in both written and oral forms displaying competent scholarly writing and referencing according to standard conventions. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Independent Learning 

The project module is an independent, self-directed study, reflecting the level 8 stage in the learning programme.  However each student is allocated a project supervisor who will meet regularly with the students for individual tutorials, guidance and review.  Guidance will be timetabled weekly with their tutor in line with department policy.

Module Assessment Strategies

The Pharmaceutical Project is assessed as 100% Continuous Assessment.

 

Project Management and Planning : Timely delivery of project milestones, (20%)

Written Dissertation : (60%)

Oral Defense:  (20%)

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat CA

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1    Source, select and critically evaluate the literature on a topic of interest in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. 

  • Preliminary Literature review - fully referenced.

2    Identify appropriate research questions or test hypotheses and design methodologies, for data collection, collation and analysis .

  • Project Proposal and Plan including:
    •  a critical evaluation of the most appropriate research method/laboratory techniques.
    • Work breakdown and schedule of activities to meet project goals and objectives.
    • research questions to be addressed in the investigation, and outline methodologies to implement the research strategy.

3    Independently Plan and Manage project activities to deliver a quality project according to agreed deadlines with minimum supervision. 

  • Project Schedule, resource requirements and Gannt chart to meet agreed project milestones are agreed between supervisor and student. 

4    Interpret data and/or literature findings in relation to a defined research question or a stated research hypothesis 

  • Critical interpretation of data using statistical techniques and or established interpretive frameworks will be encouraged in order to validate interpretations and conclusions drawn.

5    Communicate the research in both written and oral forms displaying competent scholarly writing and referencing according to standard conventions. 

  • Mentorship on writing, data representation, editing and referencing is provided on an ongoing basis by academic supervisors.

 

Outline of Stages in Process:

PART 1 (semester 7)

1. Agreement of project title between supervisor and student.

2. Preliminary Literature survey to support identification of research questions and/or test hypotheses

3. Detailed project proposal with plan of scheduled activities leading to final submission.

 

PART 2 (semester 8)

4. Completion of data collection elements of project.

5.  Analysis.

6.  Writing, Review and Submission of dissertation.

7. Viva examination by internal /or external examiners.

8. The bound dissertation is double marked by the internal supervisor and another lecturer.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report Literature Review and project proposal Continuous Assessment Individual Project 60 % Week 12 1,2,4,5
2 Project Managment Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 20 % OnGoing 3
3 Oral Defense Continuous Assessment Interview 20 % Week 14 3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 8 Weekly 8.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Tutorial 3 Once Per Semester 0.20
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.20 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

n/a

Journal Resources

n/a

Other Resources

IT Sligo Catalogue of student research: https://libguides.itsligo.ie/thesis

 

Relevant Journals and Publications as directed

Additional Information

None