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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Physics Laboratory IV (PBM)
Module Code PS259
School School of Physical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: John Costello
Semester 2: John Costello
Autumn: John Costello
Module TeachersEnda McGlynn
John Costello
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Year 2 semester 2 physics laboratories for PBM

Learning Outcomes

1. Acquire and analyse experimental data from a range of experiments
2. Concisely write a technical report on a selection of these experiments
3. Apply knowledge gained in lecture modules to the interpretation of experimental results
4. Describe relevant ethical issues in relation to plagiarism and adhere to University regulations concerning same
5. Demonstrate engagement with relevant professional development skills development exercises in areas such as scientific writing, CV and interview skills etc

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Laboratory66Undertaking experiments
Independent Study35Background reading for experiments and writing up experimental reports
Professional Practice24Engaging with professional development activities. There will be two such identified activities in the semester, and the details will be notified to the class at the beginning of semester.
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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationLaboratory experiment write-ups submitted via Loop80%As required
Professional PracticeDemonstrate engagement with relevant professional development skills development exercises in areas such as writing for/communicating to different audiences, CV and interview skills etc. The exact range of activities may vary slightly from year to year20%As required
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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