30 credits at level HE6
To provide the student with the opportunity to show their ability to design, plan, carry out and report on a significant piece of original, independent work, using all of the analytical, critical, practical and ICT skills that they have acquired through the previous two academic levels of the course.
No formal syllabus, but guidance from supervisor about specific sources of information, methodology, health and safety and ethical concerns, obtaining of necessary approvals, and so on.
There is no scheduled class contact other than the Project planning meeting (1 hour), which occurs at the start of semester 2 of the studentís second year (or equivalent part-time, normally year 3 or 4). However, it is expected that the student spend at least 15 hours during the year between Project registration and submission in individual meetings with their supervisor. This leaves a maximum of 284 hours for private work on the Project. Total 300 hours.
Learning Outcome 1 will be assessed as part of the overall Project report (Introduction References).
Learning Outcome 2 will be assessed as part of the overall Project report (Introduction, Discussion, Conclusions, References.
Assessed as part of the overall Project report
Learnning Outcome 3 & 4 will be assessed (Methods section, Results section, Appendices: project planner, project proposal)
Learning Outcome 5 will be assessed as part of the overall Project report (Methods section, appendices)
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Have in-depth up-to-date knowledge of a particular area of the discipline of interest to you||Provide a comprehensive and up-to-date review, supported by a fully referenced list of sources, as part of the Introduction section of your Project report|
|2.||Be able to critically evaluate evidence and data and come to properly argued conclusions||
2a Provide a soundly-argued rationale leading from the literature review to a clearly enunciated research question or hypothesis;
2b and a cogent evaluation of your own data in the context of other data available in the literature;
2c and a set of clear conclusions deriving from critical evaluation of their own study.
|3.||Be able to manage the design and execution of a novel empirical investigation, drawing on appropriate support from your supervisor.||
3a Provide a clear and comprehensive description of the way you have carried out the investigation;
3b and written evidence of your planning of the Project and use of your supervisor.
|4.||Be able to choose and use appropriate statistical tests and provide clear descriptions and evaluations of their output.||Provide a clearly written description of your results, together with tables and figures derived from ICT packages.|
|5.||Be able to identify and evaluate the ethical and risk issues raised by your proposed Project, and suggest appropriate ways of dealing with them.||
5a Provide a completed ethics form, and
5b a completed risk identification form, with an appropriate response to identified issues, agreed by your supervisor.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Wedgwood, M.A. 1987 Tackling Biology Projects MacMillan (Out of print but copies in the Library)
|Host Subject Group:||Psychology and Life Sciences|
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