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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Research Project
Module Code SS414
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Kieran Moran
Semester 2: Kieran Moran
Autumn: Kieran Moran
Module TeachersKieran Moran
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 20
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
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Module Aims: To develop the necessary skills to undertake a research project in an area related to Athletic Therapy and Training. To develop the ability to present, interpret and discuss research results. To develop a team approach where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

1. Complete an ethical approval application form
2. Design and execute a major research project
3. Critically evaluate pertinent published research
4. Succinctly summarise and critically explain their results in relation to current theories and published research
5. Demonstrate a proficiency in presentation skills

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Tutorial12Discussion of research project
Laboratory36Experimental research
Independent Study452Review of Literature and writing of thesis
Total Workload: 500

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

Design of a research project
Plan and design the methodology to be used for the study

Data collection
Collect the data for the study

Data processing
Appropriately process the study data

Review of literature
Identify appropriate research studies and critically evaluate their relevance and findings

Results and discussion
Appropriately summarise the results and discuss them in light of previous studies and current theory

Submit an Ethics Review form
Complete an ethics review form for the research study

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ProjectResearch project related to ATT65%Sem 2 End
PresentationPresentation of final year project30%Sem 2 End
Report(s)4 page summary of research thesis5%Sem 2 End
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

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    ATTBSc Athletic Therapy and Training
    ATTIBSc Athletic Therapy & Training (Integ)
    Date of Last Revision31-MAY-11

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