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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Literature Survey
Module Code CS453
School School of Chemical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: David O'Connor
Semester 2: David O'Connor
Autumn: David O'Connor
Module TeachersMary Pryce
David O'Connor
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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To develop the ability to access relevant scientific information from the primary literature, collate the information and write an overview of the subject chosen.

Learning Outcomes

1. Source relevant literature
2. Evaluate relevance of literature
3. Critically evaluate research
4. Write a written report on the reviewed literature
5. Cite reference sources correctly

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study45As assigned by your CS453 Academic supervisor
Assignment Completion80Weekly/Biweekly meetings with your Academic supervisor on your Literature Survey topic so that progress is made on the CS453 Literature survey in a timely fashion for completion by the end of semester I.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Subject to be chosen from a list of topics provided by members of staff of Chemical Sciences at start of semester 1.
Students are encouraged to review the list of literature review topics provided by the academic staff in Chemical Sciences prior to making a decision on their choices. Students are also encouraged to engage with and discuss with the academics by reviewing recent research publications/output prior to making their decisions.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentLiterature Review100%Week 10
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

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    Date of Last Revision19-AUG-08

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