Module Delivered in

Programme CodeProgrammeSemesterDelivery
TA_SPSCH_BBachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Science and Health (1 Year Add-On)8Mandatory

Short Title:Student Project 2 - SS&H
Full Title:Student Project 2 - Sports Science & Health
Module Code:SSHE H4001
 
NFQ Level:8
 
ECTS Credits:15
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Description:A major project is seen as an ideal ground in which the student as an individual can demonstrate the full range of his/her personal skills. The successful completion of an undergraduate research project requires that the student draws fully on his/her knowledge, conceptual and technical skills. The laboratory/field-based research project in semester 8 will provide the student with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate his/her individual skills in the implementation of the significant project plan / experimental design (developed in Semester 7 - Student Project 1) and interpretation of a substantial body of scientific work arising from it.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to
  1. Undertake the implementation of a major body of laboratory / field-based research experimental work.
  2. Demonstrate and implement individual skills in terms of self-motivation, planning and creativity in a technically challenging research project.
  3. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the underlying concepts to, and the rationale behing the use of a variety of modern scientific and health based techniques.
  4. Present research in a written thesis format.
  5. Present research in a formal oral presentation identifying keyresearch outcomes and conclusions.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change)
  • Laboratory / Field-Based Research:
    Each student will be required to conduct an in-depth 'Laboratory / Field-based' research study of a particular thematic area of 'Sports Science & Health'. This research will be arranged in accordance with their project supervisor.
  • Thesis
    Following the completion of their laboratory / Field-based research, each student will be required to prepare a detailed BSc (Hons) Project Thesis. The final BSc (Hons) Thesis must be bound 'Hard Back' and include - a detailed introduction to the thematic area, methods selection, recorded data, presentation of results and results analysis, discussion, conclusion, bibliography and appendix (where appropriate).
  • Oral Presentation:
    Students are required to prepare and present and 'oral presentation' (talk) on their research.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100%
End of Semester Formal Examination0%
Coursework Breakdown
TypeDescriptionOutcome addressed% of totalAssessment Date
ThesisFollowing the completion of their laboratory / Field-based research, each student will be required to prepare a detailed BSc (Hons) Project Thesis. The final BSc (Hons) Thesis must be bound 'Hard Back' and include - a detailed introduction to the thematic area, methods selection, recorded data, presentation of results and results analysis, discussion, conclusion, bibliography and appendix (where appropriate). (Note: Students must achieve a minimum of a pass [>35%] in this component)1,2,3,450Week 30
PresentationLiterature Survey Poster Presentation: (20%) Students will be required to give and defend an oral presentation (~20 minutes, + questions), outlining the strategy, methods, results and conclusions arising from their project. (“Oral Presentation”). (Note: Students must achieve a minimum of a pass [>35%] in this component)530Week 30
Continuous AssessmentActivity will involve liaison with an identified project supervisor (1 hour per week), during the laboratory / field-based research and preparation of the final Thesis and oral presentation. Students will be assessed based on their progress, demonstrated knowledge and ability. (Note: Students must achieve a minimum of a pass [>35%] in this component)2,320Ongoing
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

WorkloadFull-time
TypeDescriptionHoursFrequencyAverage Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact)Progress meetings with project supervisor1Every Week1.00
Independent LearningIndependent research (including laboratory / field-based research), Thesis preparation, and Oral presentation preparation.9Every Week9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours1.00
Resources
Required Book Resources
  • Textbooks identified as being appropriate to the chosen/given area of research in 'Sports Science and Health', n/a
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Articles/Peer-reviewed publications identified as being appropriate to the chosen/given area of research in 'Sports Science and Health' n/a