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BIOT8011 - Biosciences Literature Review

Title:Biosciences Literature Review
Long Title:Biosciences Literature Review
Module Code:BIOT8011
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Biotechnology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2020/21 ( September 2020 )
Module Delivered in 4 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2021
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Description: Beginning with an approved outline brief, typically a project title and outline objectives, the learner develops the knowledge, know-how and skills, and competences required to successfully research, develop, scope the project and present an implementation plan. This module requires the learner either individually or as part of a team to develop research, problem analysis and project planning skills. The learner is expected to be self motivated whilst under direction of a project supervisor and to communicate the process and outcomes of their work in a style and manner appropriate for professional practitioners in their discipline.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Review relevant and appropriate literature to determine current knowledge in the project area.
LO2 Outline a number of viable methodologies to address the identified project area utilising professional skills developed throughout the curriculum.
LO3 Evaluate potential courses of actions against appropriate design, safety, commercial and ethical criteria and thus select the most appropriate project methodology.
LO4 Develop a project plan to implement the proposed methodology.
LO5 Apply appropriate written and oral communication skills required of the professional practitioner.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Literature Survey
Gathering, critically analysing and referencing research and other appropriate literature.
Core Problem
Identifying and formulating the core research question.
Synthesis matrix
Developing a synthesis matrix to organise and collate relevant research related to the core research question and associated themes.
Written Report
Writing a professional report in a manner appropriate to the discipline.
Oral Presentation
Making an oral presentation of the project plan.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Performance Evaluation Preparation for literature review 1,3,4 40.0 Week 8
Written Report Comprehensive professional literature review. 1,2,3,4,5 40.0 Week 12
Presentation Short presentation to determine if learner has engaged with the project 5 20.0 Sem End
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.

The institute 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 Instructional lecture 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Preparation of Literature review 5.75 Every Week 5.75
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervisor contact 0.25 Every Week 0.25
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.25
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

This module does not have any book resources
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

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