THE PROJECT - 2023/4
Module code: BMSM013
Leading on from BMSM002 (Principles of Applied Nutrition and Epidemiology), this module allows the student to engage in an in-depth major project in an area relevant for nutritional science in the 21st Century. Projects may be clinical, laboratory or literature based. Students may be attached to NHS units, to staff or research teams within the Department of Nutritional Sciences, but also in other areas in the wider University, including psychology. At the end of the project period a dissertation is produced, which is marked by two members of the academic team.
School of Biosciences
ROBERTSON Denise (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 45
ECTS Credits: 22.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C900
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 450
Crosses academic years
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The student is expected to have developed an interest on a specific topic/theme before interacting with the module organiser. On discussing their interest with the MO, each student will develop their idea with the MO + potential supervisor and then be required to complete and submit a Project Approval Form (PAF). This will be signed by the Surrey supervisor and forwarded to the MO. At this point, the project starts and fees are payable.
The dissertation is usually written in the format of a scientific paper and is less than 10,000 words. Details of the format are available on SurreyLearn.
Dissertations must be submitted online through SurreyLearn. No hard copies are required.
6-18 months from the time of registration on the module, providing that this is within 5 years of registration on the programme.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||SUPERVISOR ASSESSMENT||10|
|Oral exam or presentation||15 MIN PRESENTATION||10|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||PROJECT (10,000 words)||80|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate cognitive and analytical skills, scientific writing and communications skills.
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
The Formative assessment and feedback
- Students will receive regular feedback from supervisors as appropriate.
- This will be available on SurreyLearn
- To build on experience in information retrieval relevant to a specific topic of research
- To acquire and develop specific practical research skills
- To develop and expand the student's capacity for independent investigation
- To develop written presentation skills applicable to the publication of original research findings in the scientific literature
|006||The opportunity to present and defend their own research findings||K|
|001||A full appreciation of the use electronic databases in research and the ability to undertake systematic literature searches and information gathering||P|
|002||An opportunity to be able to critically interpret, assess and appraise the relevance of scientific literature||KC|
|003||An increased capacity for independent research||T|
|004||The ability to correctly analyse and interpret research data||PT|
|005||The ability to write a detailed and well-constructed scientific report suitable for publication||KT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to be aligned with the descriptor for qualification at level 7 in the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) produced by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and include development of independent thinking transferable laboratory/clinical research skills.
The learning and teaching methods include: Independent learning with academic supervision.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: BMSM013
This module is only available to students on the Nutritional Medicine programme.
Programmes this module appears in
|Nutritional Medicine MSc||Cross Year||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2023/4 academic year.