BMOL40200 Industry Research Project

Academic Year 2021/2022

This project will run for 6 months commencing in Summer of 3rd year and running through Autumn of 4th year . This research project gives the student the opportunity to work in Industry over a 6 month period to optimize, run or develop assays relevant in the Industry sector, relevant to one or more of the core disciplines of the UCD School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science (Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology). Through this module, the student acquires requisite skills in experimental techniques, critical data evaluation, and written and oral communication of scientific content as well as an understanding of business practices.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module the student will have carried out an independent scientific research project and developed a wide range of skills essential in the biotechnology industry. The student will learn how to design a coherent strategy to address a research question and how to adapt different techniques to overcome problems commonly encountered during research. In addition the student will gain experience in analysing and interpreting data and presenting their results in a clear and competent manner both in written and oral format.

Indicative Module Content:

Industry research placement

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Laboratory based work, data analysis
Oral presentations
Thesis writing 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Oral presentation 2 Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Presentation: Oral presentation 1 Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Project: Thesis submission Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Attendance: Grade is based on students engagement and attendance suring the course of the project Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided on a weekly basis during the research placement by the Industry supervisor. Feedback will also be provided by the Academic supervisor in relation to preparing oral presentations and thesis writing.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Chandralal Hewage Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Assoc Professor Siobhán McClean Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Tadhg Ó'Cróinín Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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