In this unit students continue to assist with data analysis for a staff-led group research project. Working on one particular aspect of the research question, they will report their results and then prepare a discussion and conclusion section which will contribute to the overall research report. This discussion and conclusion section will contextualise the results within the current literature and predict their relevance to emerging osteopathic practice. Students will make a presentation of their aspect of the research project in a research seminar. Finally students will complete a reflective piece on the research experience, which should demonstrate a high standard of written communication skills and understanding of the research process

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HHL7901 - Research Project 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Plan and execute the component tasks involved in investigating and reporting a research question in order to contribute to the professional evidence-base;  
  2. Synthesise and contextualise research findings and defend emerging conclusions and theorising;  
  3. Effectively communicate an aspect of the research project to their peers, Osteopathy staff and other interested parties from within the College of Health and Biomedicine in a Research Seminar; and  
  4. Deduce, exhibit and reflect upon the collaborative skills required to be an effective member of a research team.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Results and analysis (2500 words) 35%
Project Discussion and conclusions (2500 words) 35%
Presentation Oral presentation at the end of year research seminar (1000 words) 15%
Essay Reflective piece on research experience (1000 words) 15%
The total word equivalence of combined assessment tasks approximates to 7000 words.

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