PATH40220 Research Project: BSc Biomed

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is core for stage 4 of the honours BSc degree in Biomedical Health and Life Sciences. Students are required to undertake a 12-week research project on a specified topic in Biomedical Research with a strong translational focus. Each student is assigned to a member of the academic staff, who will supervise the project. On completion of the practical component of the project, each student must write a report and make an oral presentation of their findings. Laboratory work is undertaken in Autumn. Research work and Laboratory books will be reviewed on a weekly basis by the research supervisor. Project write-up and presentations are completed in Spring. As these are biomedical translational research projects the students will undertake to interact closely with their supervisor to understand the clinical aspects of the disease process which may involve the attending of multi-disciplinary clinical meetings and /or other activities related to the translational nature of the project. The project write-up includes an Introduction, Hypothesis, Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion and References.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should be able to:1. Perform a literature search on the specific research topic and write a literature review. 2. Design and perform experiments using the techniques learned during their research project. 3. Analyse and critically-evaluate the scientific data generated during the researh project. 4. Make an oral presentation. 5. Write a scientific report.

Indicative Module Content:


Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Autonomous Student Learning


Placement/Work Experience




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active/task-based learning through a research project; critical writing; lab work; enquiry & problem-based learning; student presentations, 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Recommendations:

RDGY 30320 Introduction to Research

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Research Project: BSc Biomed (MDSA40220)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Oral research presentation Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Project: Research report Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
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?

The student will have weekly meetings with their supervisor/team. They will get feedback on the preparation of their oral presentation and research thesis report.