CMB3000 : Research Project
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Judith Hall
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||40|
This module aims to;
• provide students with experience of research work (including planning and data management) on an original topic relevant to their degree under the supervision of an experienced team.
• allow students to pull together and apply the body of knowledge and skills acquired from earlier stages of their degree into a capstone experience.
• develop expertise in a particular area of science relevant to their degree and competence in analytical techniques relevant to the project.
• explore the provisional nature of knowledge.
• provide an opportunity for students to present and communicate complex data and ideas in written and oral forms
Outline Of Syllabus
Due to the individual nature of the project there is no formal syllabus.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||4||3:00||12:00||Presentation preparation and delivery|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||50:00||50:00||Report write-up|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||40||8:00||320:00||8 weeks full time, data generation and analysis|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||1:00||12:00||Tutorials|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Project work develops all knowledge and skills LOs defined above Tutorials (Supervisor meetings) encourage increased understanding by application of knowledge and discussion with peers and supervisors.
As independent learners students are required to utilise the time available in private study to extend and reinforce their knowledge and understanding through reading the scientific literature and use of other recommended resources (eg., on-line).
The lectures provide an introduction to the project, health and safety training, guidance on how to produce a scientific report and give an oral presentation suitable for a non-subject specialist audience.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||2||M||70||Written report - Maximum of 5000 words, not including figure legends, text on figures, tables and references|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||15||Oral Presentation - 10 minute oral presentation on project and answer questions, held in the first week of summer term|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||15||Competence & Professionalism|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|PC Examination||M||Students must achieve 75% or above to progress to practical work|
|Reflective log||M||Students must provide a reflective statement on the project experience|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written report (dissertation) is used to assess information literacy, problem solving, data evaluation and written communication of scientific data.
The individual oral presentation assess the student’s presentation skills and ability to communicate and defend the scientific investigation.
The competence and professionalism assessment is used to assess the student’s technical competence, time management, ability to work both independently and as part of a team and ability to reflect on the research experience.
The H&S quiz is taken by all students irrespective of whether or not the project is ‘wet’, ‘dry’ or ‘damp’.