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HL30110: Research project

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2013/4
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 24
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 10%, OR 15%, OT 75%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this unit you must take HL20107
Further information on descriptions 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).
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme 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

* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2013/4 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2014/15 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2013/14.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.