PROJ09004 2022 Project

General Details

Full Title
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Subject Area
PROJ - Project
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
09 - NFQ Level 9
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Azura Youell, Karen Coughlan, Thomas Smyth
Programme Membership
SG_SCLIN_Q09 202200 Master of Science in Clinical Measurement Physiology

The project will allow the learner to investigate an area of interest relevant to Clinical Measurement Physiology. Learners will complete a project which may be undertaken in a variety of modes as deemed suitable by the programme board. The type and style of the project will be decided in consultation and collaboration between academic lecturers and the Practice Placement Educator. Learners will examine and define the project and execute appropriate methodologies, evaluate the current evidence base as appropriate, analyse data (if required), evaluate findings critically and draw suitable conclusions specific to the project type.

Learning Outcomes

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


Formulate a methodology and construct a project plan


Develop a systematic and self-directed approach to gaining further knowledge and understanding of a relevant area


Critically examine literature/theory and draw inferences from this body of knowledge


Analyse, adapt and apply a range of standard and specialised tools and techniques of enquiry appropriate for the project area


Synthesise a project report that details and evaluates the work undertaken and justifies the conclusions reached


Disseminate the project in a variety of forms including oral and presentation

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The module is an independent project that will involve self-directed learned.  This is a learner-centered approach, where the learner will assume the responsibility for learning.  Students will avail of an academic supervisor in conjunction with the Practice Placement Educator.  A list of proposed project types will be discussed in the previous semester and learners will have the option to discuss and agree their owe project, the suitability of which will be determined by the supervisor/Practice Placement Educator. Students will manage their time effectively to ensure they meet regularly with their supervisor/Practice Placement Educator to discuss matters related to the project. These meetings should engage the student in discussion which will focus and challenge them on project approaches/design etc.

A  Guideline Document will be made available as a resource and Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (uploading your final project copy).  Academic supports for Maths, data analysis and academic writing, if required, will be made available throughout the project, including online moodle support pages in each of these areas.

Module Assessment Strategies

Regardless of the project type assessment of this module will be based on


  1. Preparation of project plan
  2. Submission of project report
  3. Presentation of the project 
  4. Oral examination 

Repeat Assessments

Where a learner fails this module the examiners will identify the deficits in learning.  The Learner will then have an opportunity to address these deficits and resubmit the project for a full re-examination at this next available opportunity.

Indicative Syllabus

Students will complete a project which may be undertaken in a variety of modes deemed suitable by the programme board.  Possible strategies and formats include traditional research study, case reports/series, audits, project implementation, development of professional qualification portfolio. The design of the project is intended to enable students to engage in an independent project where they utilise the skills and competencies that they have acquired during the programme and practice placement.


  • Design a project plan indicating tasks and milestones to be completed within the allocated time frame
  • Source, review and critically evaluate relevant literature in relation to the topic of the project
  • Develop and implement appropriate techniques/methodologies for the successful completion of the project
  • Determine and complete the necessary ethics process, if required
  • Analyse and interpret outcomes using appropriate methods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the wider implications of the project in the area of clinical measurement physiology
  • Write a report, present and critically appraise the project

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project report Project Written Report 70 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5
2 Oral examination Continuous Assessment Oral Exam 15 % Start of Semester 1,2,3,4,5,6
3 Presentation Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % End of Semester 3,4,5,6

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Not Specified Meeting with supervisor 0.5 Weekly 0.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Self-directed project work 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 10.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Project specific books will be indicated by the supervisor and available from the library e-books facility.

Journal Resources

Specific to the project area under investigation.

URL Resources

This is project dependant, students will be guided by supervisor.

Other Resources

Supervisors may advise students of additional readings appropriate to their project.

Additional Information

Specialised training may be required dependant on the project, if so the supervisor and student will negotiate this requirement.