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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Project 1
Module Code SS326
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Kevin O'Brien
Semester 2: Kevin O'Brien
Autumn: Kevin O'Brien
Module TeachersKevin O'Brien
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Student will learn how to conduct a scientific literature search, how to structure and reference scientific writing, and how to verbally communicate scientific information.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the ability to access relevant up-to-date, scientific information from the primary literature, collate the information and write an overview of the subject chosen.
2. Use printed and electronic primary and secondary sources to access information on a given research area.
3. Extract appropriate relevant information from selected journal articles and communicate its relative importance.
4. Collate scientific information and write a comprehensive review on a given subject from the fields of physical Education, Education or Biology.
5. Demonstrate scientific writing skills and the ability to critically analyse and interpret research material.
6. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills in presenting and discussing their literature review with peers and supervisors.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture10Introductory lectures
Group work30Working together as a group towards project objectives
Online activity10Sourcing relevant information
Lecture20Weekly meetings with supervisor
Independent Study55Writing, presentation preparation, data analysis, dissemination of information
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

As per supervisors instruction (topic specific)

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
EssayLiterature review on specific topic90%Week 30
Performance evaluationSupervisor mark10%Week 30
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 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Jerry R. Thomas, Jack K. Nelson, Stephen J. Silverman: 2005, Research methods in physical activity, Human Kinetics, Champaign, IL, 0736056203
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
PEBB.Sc Physical Education with Biology
PEMBSc in Physical Education with Maths.
Date of Last Revision04-JUN-10

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