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In addition to generic learning outcomes of final year project (research skills, appraisal of literature, critical thinking, and making and defending scientific arguments) successful completion of the project should lead to:
i. In-depth understanding of an advanced research topic, with the generation of new data / information / insight relating to the topic in order to advance the current state-of-the-art.
ii. Ability to undertake an academic study in a self-directed and professional manner.
iii. Aptitude to analyse and present the results of the scientific investigation accurately using statistical analysis appropriate to the properties of the data collected.
iv. Logical and valid conclusions based on the results of their data analysis.
v. Understanding of the implications of their research findings within the context of nutrition and human health.
vi. Effective research communication skills, with an appreciation of how knowledge must be adapted to suit the audience.
Learning outcomes are met and assessed by the completion of:
A dissertation (6000 words) reviewing in-depth the scientific literature related to the project.
An oral presentation in which this research or aspects of it are presented in a way that is interesting accessible and inspiring to both scientists and non-scientists.
Lectures: 20 hours
Project supervision: 24 hours
Autonomous student learning: 270
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: Presentation||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Project: A research project or systematic literature review will be carried out under the supervision of a nominated supervisor. The assessment will take the form of a research thesis||Unspecified||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||Yes||
|Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|Repeat||Within Two Trimesters|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Your project supervisor will provide feedback in relation to your project at project meetings. Students should schedule regular project meetings with supervisors / designate. The supervisor will provide feedback relating to the First Draft of the Final Year Project Paper.
|Professor Lorraine Brennan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Sarah Browne||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Clare Corish||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Eileen Gibney||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Breige McNulty||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Celine Murrin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Sharleen O'Reilly||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Aifric O'Sullivan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Helen Roche||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Martina Wallace||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 50||Week(s) - 20, 21, 23, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Mon 15:00 - 16:50|
|Lecture||Offering 50||Week(s) - 24||Mon 15:00 - 16:50|
|Lecture||Offering 50||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Mon 15:00 - 16:50|