SCI07017 2016 Biomedical Investigations/Research Project
Biomedical investigations is about the learners engaging in an independent research project where they use the skills & competencies acquired in the program of study to research/investigate an area of relevance to the Biomedical Sciences.
It also aims to actively engage in practical problem solving and to further develop professional communication skills.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Consolidate and extend knowledge of their core academic discipline and its application
Demonstrate knowledge of the work environment in a professional or industrial context
Understand the need for continuous improvement within the work place
Critically reflect upon a problem or opportunity within the work place, and evaluate their own performance and learning within this environment.
Critically reflect upon the planning, development, management and execution of a project using appropriate in investigative approaches.
Demonstrate an ability to relate theory to practice, through solving a work based problem or pursuing an opportunity, and so contributing meaningfully to the employer organisation.
Demonstrate a range of work relate skills demanded by graduate employers
Demonstrate independence and self reliance in the conduct of a work based project
Demonstrate interpersonal skills including communication and teamwork
Demonstrate professional skills appropriate to the work place environment
Demonstrate flexibility, creativity and an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Theory: Developing knowledge of products, processes and systems within a work environment.
Practical: Direct experience of investigative techniques in the solution of a problem or pursuit of an opportunity.
Participation in this module is primarily experiential. Students are initially given information on the requirements of a suitable work based investigative project. Students begin the process of identifying a suitable work based project, with their employer, and then call on their Academic Supervisor to agree feasibility of the project. During the investigative project, students are supervised by a professional/industrialist within their work place and discuss progress/write up of their Project with their Academic Supervisor. In undertaking the Project, students are able to put their academic and industrial training into practice.
Module Assessment Strategies
Academic Supervisors Report will contribute 20% of the module mark.
Coursework 2: Work based Project Supervisor’s Report
Placement Supervisors Report will contribute 20% of the module mark.
Coursework 3: Student Project / Reports
This aspect of the assessment will consist of the following elements: Project write-up; Portfolio of student work; and Project Oral Presentation. Student Project / Reports will contribute 60% of the module mark.
Working within an area of biomedical and bio-industrial sciences, the Module aims are:
- To provide students with a meaningful introduction to a work-based investigation;
- To stimulate in students the necessary research-related qualities of a questioning approach, confidence, independence and self-discipline;
- To guide students towards the making of satisfactory decisions and appropriate conclusions regarding their investigation; and
- To promote continuous self-reflection and improvement in students’ work.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Academic Supervision||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||20 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5,7,8,9,10|
|2||Work based supervisor report||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||20 %||OnGoing||2,3,4,5,11|
|3||Student Project/Report||Project||Assignment||60 %||End of Semester||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Part Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Distance Learning Suite||Meetings with Supervisor||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Project preparation||15||Weekly||15.00|
Online database resources including ABI Global Package, Business Source Premier; PubMed Central, Web of Knowledge: ISI Proceedings, Web of Knowledge: ISI Web of Science.
Students will also be directed to relevant up-to-date literature.