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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL30110: Research project

Click here for further information Credits: 24
Click here for further information Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Click here for further information Period: Academic Year
Click here for further information Assessment: CW 10%, OR 15%, OT 75%
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL20107
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To develop a research project proposal, collect data to support the proposal, complete data analysis and interpretation and to produce a final research project report.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of this unit students should have:
* Planned and produced a research project proposal.
* Discussed and agreed the overall project design.
* Written an appropriate review of literature.
* Planned and collected data.
* Made a short Progress Presentation.
* Produced a final research project report.
* Defended their project work in a viva-voce examination.


Knowledge and Understanding - facilitated and assessed
Intellectual Skills - facilitated and assessed
Professional Practical Skills - facilitated and assessed
Written Communication - facilitated and assessed
Spoken Communication - facilitated and assessed
Numeracy - facilitated and assessed
Data Acquisition, Handling, and Analysis - facilitated and assessed
Information Technology - facilitated and assessed
Problem Solving - facilitated and assessed
Working Independently - facilitated and assessed

Development of research ideas - Each student will prepare a research proposal for the project in a chosen topic of study. Each student will have an individual project but may be required to produce plans for co-operative work with other students in some areas of data acquisition.
Writing a research proposal - Each students will develop an appropriate experimental design and statistical analysis.
Presentation of research project in written and oral formats.
Collection of project data.
Production of a final report including an abstract, introduction and review, methods, results, discussion, references and appendices sections. The report should contain evidence of (a) Application of knowledge and skills acquired during the course and (b) Further study of current research positions in the field of the project. The student will defend the report and it's conclusions at a 'viva-voce' examination. (Maximum project size 25 pages).
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL30110 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health
  • UHHL-AFB01 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science (Full-time) - Year 3
  • UHHL-ACB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Combined Professional Placement & Study Abroad (Full-time with Combined Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AKB04 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Professional Placement (Full-time with Thick Sandwich Placement) - Year 4
  • UHHL-AAB02 : BSc (hons) Sport and Exercise Science with Study Year Abroad (Full-time with Study Year Abroad) - Year 4

NB. Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.