Independent Project in Biomedical Science
Project - DNA recombination in plasmids
Learning Outcome 1: Implement a project plan, manage time and resources effectively and record data accurately in accordance with ethical and healthand safety requirements.
Learning Outcome 2: Analyse, interpret and present project data in appropriate formats and critically evaluate this data in the context of current literature.
Learning Outcome 3: Reflect on the skills and competencies developed during the project period and the impact on employability
Assessment task: The thesis is based on the data collection carried out during the beginning of the semester.
The structure of the thesis should be as follows:
• Title page
Template will be available on aula
This is an overview of your project, and should include brief aspects of background, method, results, conclusion. Citations nor abbreviations should be included.
Background and introduction to information relevant to the project, should be appropriately referenced throughout and text not copied and pasted from the proposal. Section should end with the aims of the project. Objectives and hypothesis do not need to be included, if they are however, they will be included as part of the word count for the introduction. You may include figures and tables if appropriate but these should be referenced as required and relevant to the content of the section
Details of the methods used presented in an appropriate scientific format and sufficient detail for project to be replicated by someone not familiar with the project. Where appropriate methods should be referenced and manufacturers included.
Sub headings used where required and presented in a logical order.
Descriptive text should be used to describe the results of the project, figures and tables must be labelled appropriately with titles and legends. Statistical analysis and descriptive statistics should be used to process data where appropriate. Raw data should not be presented in this section.
Results should be interpreted, analysed and discussed throughout this section. Whilst results will be recapped in parts, this section should not be an extension of the results section, description should be limited. The discussion should consider the results collected during the project in relation to other published literature, as part of this you should
CU Harvard/APA used as appropriate. Evidence of data collection (this should include raw data, links to consent forms, reflection). Evidence of data collection should be documented and complete. There should be a clear indication of what was carried out throughout the entirety of the project. There should also be a reflective piece that demonstrates an evaluation of your own skills and relationship to employability.
You may also choose to include
• Contents page
• Abbreviations index
Section 3: Help and Support
Support and guidance specifically for the project will be provided through meetings with projects
supervisors. For more general guidance, a padlet will also be set up for students to post questions anonymously.
Students can expect supervisors to make themselves available at least bi weekly after data collection until the submission deadline. If students defer or extend their thesis submission, students can still expect support from their supervisor but frequency of meetings will be reduced and shouldn`t exceed that provided to those who submitted on the original deadline.
An Aula discussion forum will also be opened to allow students to ask questions about the assessment. Questions will be answered via this forum.
If you have a special requirement such as a variation of assessment need please contact the disabilities team.