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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Research Project
Module Code SS408
School School of Health & Human Performance
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Brendan Egan
Semester 2: Brendan Egan
Autumn: Brendan Egan
Module TeachersBrendan Egan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

Students will design and execute a piece of novel and independent research related to the various pillars of sport and exercise science. The topic and structure of this research project will be negotiated and designed with an assigned supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

1. To design and execute a research project using appropriate methodology
2. to complete a project proposal coupled with an application for approval for a research project by a Research Ethics Committee
3. to critically evaluate, synthesise, and present a comprehensive summary of the existing scientific literature pertinent to a research question
4. to integrate data and interpret findings in the context of existing scientific literature
5. to present, interpret and discuss results from a research project

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture12No Description
Directed learning20No Description
Independent Study600No Description
Total Workload: 632

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
AssignmentProject proposal and ethics application10%Sem 1 End
AssignmentLiterature review25%Week 22
Research PaperScientific paper35%Week 30
Oral ExaminationPresentation and viva voce examination30%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

  • Various: 0, Essential: Relevant research articles, reviews and books.,
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health
Date of Last Revision27-SEP-11

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