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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2008 - 2009

Module Title Research Project
Module Code SS408
School School of Health & Human Performance

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Module Co-ordinatorDr Donal O'GormanOffice NumberXG08
Level 4 Credit Rating 25
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
  • To enable students to undertake a research project in an area of Sport Science or/and Health.
  • To develop the necessary skills to design and execute a research project, whether in the laboratory, the field or the archiveso
  • To develop the ability to present, interpret and discuss research results.
  • To develop a team approach where possible and appropriate

Learning Outcomes
  • Depending on their choice of research subject, students should gain:
  • The ability to design and execute research experiments in the laboratory, or research projects in the field or in the archives.
  • 'Hands on' experience with routine laboratory equipment or practical understanding of experimentation to complement lectures.The capability of working independently and in a research team
  • The ability to design and plan a project and manage the time involved to complete the project within given time constraintso Skills in accurately recording experimental and other data. The ability to critically analyse and interpret data. The ability to present results in a clear and concise manner.o Use of information sources - archives, library, computer etc.

Indicative Time Allowances
Lectures 2
Tutorials 0
Laboratories 180
Seminars 5
Independent Learning Time -112

Total 75
Assume that a 25 credit module load represents approximately 75 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
  • The student will choose a research project from a list submitted by various academic staff teaching on the Sport Science and Health programme Having undertaken the Literature Review module, the student will have researched the background to the project.
  • The student will spend 20-25 hours per week for an eight-week period undertaking the project.o On completion of the project, the student will present their results at a series of seminars to an audience of peers and academic staff as well as in poster presentation formato The student will subsequently submit a typed report of the research for inspection.
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
Essential: Relevant research articles, reviews and books.
Programme or List of Programmes
SSHBSc Sport Science and Health