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HL30502: Research project (Biomedical Sciences)

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department for Health
Further information on credits Credits: 24      [equivalent to 48 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 480
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: OR 20%, OT 80%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Progress Report (Pass/Fail) (OT 0%)
  • Viva Voce Examination (OR 20% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
  • Final Report (OT 80% - Qualifying Mark: 1)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take HL10182 AND take HL20185
WHILE TAKING THIS MODULE YOU MUST take HL30044 AND take HL30054 AND take HL30188
In taking this module you cannot take BB30227 OR take BB30228
Description: Aims:
To develop a research project proposal in the general area of human physiology and collect data to support the proposal as part of a group, and to independently complete data analysis and interpretation and produce a final research project report.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
* Plan and produce a research project proposal
* Discuss and agree the overall project design
* Plan and collect data
* Write an appropriate review of literature
* Produce a final research project report
* Defend 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 and as part of a group (facilitated and assessed).


* Development of research ideas and writing a research proposal (students will prepare a research proposal for a group project in a chosen topic of study)
* Collection of group project data
* Individual presentation of research project in written format
* 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 its conclusions at a 'viva-voce' examination. (Maximum project size 25 pages)
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL30502 is Optional (DEU) on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • UXXX-AFB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences (Year 3)
  • UXXX-AKB11 : BSc(Hons) Biomedical Sciences with Professional Placement (Year 4)


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