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HL50078: Research project

[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: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: DS 75%, OT 25%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine Dissertation (DS 75% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine Viva (OT 25% - Qualifying Mark: 40)
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 HL50077 . This unit is only available to students on the MSc Sport & Exercise Medicine.
Description: Aims & Learning Objectives:
Demonstrate an ability to collect relevant data on a chosen subject as part of a systematic review and critically analyse the data in relation to the published evidence. Demonstrate an ability to discuss the results and conclusions with regard to the original hypothesis. Demonstrate evidence of critical thinking and appraisal of the data presented. After completing this unit the student should have:
* Identified, reviewed and critically appraised a subject related to sports and exercise medicine.

The student will carry out a substantial research project of their own design, in sport and exercise medicine, under the joint supervision normally of a practitioner in SEM and an academic supervisor. Required content includes:
* Summary showing clearly stated objectives, appropriate methods, results and conclusions
* Introduction containing aim and background
* Literature Review
* Methodology
* Results - overall description of major and relevant findings
* Discussion - in the context of the aim, summarise major findings, discuss possible problems with the results, compare the results with previously published work, discuss the implications of the findings, suggest future work
* Conclusions - these will be related to the aim and justified by discussions
* References and bibliography.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

HL50078 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department for Health