Core Module Information
Module title: Research/Work-Related Project (Sri Lanka)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: MIC10803
Module leader: Aimeric Blaud
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES


Description of module content:

The module content is driven by the needs and requirements of the individual projects, and thus is highly diverse and individualised. There is however a core content, which includes the design of scientific investigations/work-related project, time management and project planning, data collection and analysis, use of appropriate information technology and statistical analysis to guide interpretation of data, and report presentation and development. All students are also required to attain appropriate levels of knowledge of safe practice in the laboratory or field.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Derive a project proposal, based on identification and review of relevant
literature, consideration of experimental design and statistical analysis, and safety
LO2: Develop a programme of independent research, using appropriate investigative techniques and research tools
LO3: Organise and analyse data derived from the research in order to test
appropriate hypotheses
LO4: Synthesise results and present them in the context of previously published
information, as part of a detailed scientific report and poster presentation, to
appropriate standards of presentation

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Aimeric Blaud
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Initial lectures focus on project choice and planning, as well as consideration of safety issues appropriate to the area of study to enable students to derive a plan of work that is sound, safe and achievable (LO1). Subsequent contact with supervisors is highly individualised, and will equip the student with the skills needed to utilize appropriate techniques and tools to undertake their research, analyse data appropriately and present the work to appropriate standards (LO1-4). Although supervision will be provided, much of the module is premised on the active and autonomous engagement of the student in the chosen area of research.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback occurs both following students' submission of their project plan and following drafts of their final project report (excluding the discussion section).

Summative Assessment:
The first summative assessment is based on the production of a 2,500 word project plan prior to starting the actual project work, following formative guidance from supervisors. The second summative assessment consists of the combination of an 8,000 word written research project report and A1 portrait poster, which synthesise all of the work embodied in the project.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 583
Face To Face Project Supervision 15
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 10 1 3 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Final Year Project 70 2,3 & 4 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 8000
Poster 20 2,3,4 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MIC10803 Research/Work-Related Project (Sri Lanka)