Short Title:Student Project 2 - SS&H
Full Title:Student Project 2 - Sports Science & Health
Module Code:SSHE H4001
Credits: 15
NFQ Level:8
Field of Study:Health
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JOHN BEHAN
Module 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:
LO1 Undertake the implementation of a major body of laboratory / field-based research experimental work.
LO2 Demonstrate and implement individual skills in terms of self-motivation, planning and creativity in a technically challenging research project.
LO3 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.
LO4 Present research in a written thesis format.
LO5 Present research in a formal oral presentation identifying keyresearch outcomes and conclusions.
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

Module Content & Assessment

Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
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). (Note: Students must achieve a minimum of a pass [>35%] in this component) 1,2,3,4 50.00 Week 30
Presentation Literature 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) 5 30.00 Week 30
Continuous Assessment Activity 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) 2,3 20.00 Ongoing
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
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Progress meetings with project supervisor 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Independent research (including laboratory / field-based research), Thesis preparation, and Oral presentation preparation. 9.00 Every Week 9.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 10.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module 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
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_SPSCH_B Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Sports Science and Health (1 Year Add-On) 8 Mandatory