PROJ08033 2019 PHARMACEUTICAL PROJECT PART 2
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.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Source, select and critically evaluate the literature on a select topic related to pharmaceutical science.
Identify appropriate research questions or test hypotheses and design methodologies, for data collection, collation and analysis .
Independently Plan and Manage project activities to deliver a quality project according to agreed deadlines with minimum supervision.
Interpret data and/or literature findings in relation to a defined research question or a stated research hypothesis
Communicate the research in both written and oral forms displaying competent scholarly writing and referencing according to standard conventions.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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%)
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.
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
|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
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||8||Weekly||8.00|
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Tutorial||3||Once Per Semester||0.20|
IT Sligo Catalogue of student research: https://libguides.itsligo.ie/thesis
Relevant Journals and Publications as directed