Short Title:Project Management (Biomedical)
Full Title:Project Management in Biomedical
Module Code:PMGT H4000
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Management and administration
Module Delivered in no programmes
Module Description:The aim of this subject is to give the student an understanding of concepts, planning and implementation tools and techniques in project management
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an organisation strategy.
LO2 Use and create a project schedule using computer software tools.
LO3 Evaluate skills required for project management.
LO4 Discuss the development, motivation and communication in project teams.
LO5 Demonstrate a capacity for financial management using spreadsheet tools.
LO6 Develop an awareness of social responsibility with reference to an energy technology sector.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Organisation strategy: (20%)
Project selection criteria; Project Net present value and pay back. Project organisation structure. Corporate social responsibility. Project definition phase. Scope planning; project logic diagram, work breakdown structure, responsibility matrix, project stakeholder matrix. Cost planning: cost planning map. Project procurement management; Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for information (RFI), Request for Proposal (RFP). Procurement.
Project Scheduling: (20%)
Project management systems and tools: developing activity on- node networks, activity–on-arrow networks, critical path method, PERT program evaluation review technique, Gantt charting. Project Management Institute (PMI); PMBOK Guide and Standards. International Project Management Association (IPMA). Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2)
Risk: (10%)
Risk:risk identification, risk quantification, risk response development, risk response control, risk response matrix.
Budget: (10%)
Earned value Analysis. Cost control. Project quality planning; Quality assurance plan. Project Implementation: Monitoring and managing progress. Tracking and managing the project budget. Project creep. Status reports. Performance reporting and closure. Health and Safety procedures and implementation. Project contracts and legal roles.
Team Building: (40%)
Attributes of high performing teams, creating a project team identity, team development. Team member motivation; Strategies for shaping behaviour; motivating workers by designing motivating jobs; skill variety, task identity, task significance, autonomy, feedback. Communication in virtual project teams, international teams, Hofstede’s dimensions of individualism-collectivism and power distance. Project communication plan, Verbal communication and email, Organising productive and effective meetings, facilitating group decision making, Analytical problems solving. Approaches to creative problem solving; imagination, improvement, investment, incubation. Conceptual blocks; constancy, commitment, compression, complacency. Creative problem solving tools. Fostering creativity in others. Leadership skills and project manager skills.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Generate documentation using project management software 2,4 10.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Group case study report on the management of a project including project team working. 4,5 10.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Report of developing a project schedule and management of a project. 4,5 10.00 Week 10
Continuous Assessment Problem set base on module topics, assessed during in-class examination. 2,4,5 70.00 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
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

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom Work 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Work outside classroom 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classroom Work 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Work outside classroom 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Colleen Garton, Erika McCulloch, 2007, Fundamentals of Technology Project Management, 1st Ed., M C Press [ISBN: ISBN 1-583470530]
  • Project Management Institute 2009, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 4th ed Ed., Project Management Institute [ISBN: ISBN 978-1933890517]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Anne Lawrence, James Weber, 2010, Business and Society, 13th Ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin [ISBN: ISBN 978-0078137150]
  • David A. Whetten, Kim S. Cameron 2007, Developing management skills, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, NJ [ISBN: ISBN 978-0131747425]
  • Hui-Liang Tsai, 2003, Information Technology and Business Process Reengineering: New Perspectives and Strategies,, 1st Ed., Praeger Publishers [ISBN: B000QCS8EM]
  • Clifford F. Gray, Erik W. Larson 2008, Project management, 1st Ed., McGraw-Hill/Irwin Boston [ISBN: ISBN 978-0071287517]
  • Richard M. S. Wilson and Colin Gilligan 2004, Strategic marketing management, 3rd Ed., Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN: ISBN 978-0750659383]
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