SP6035 - SER UG Project

What will I learn on this module?

The module aims to develop your skills of independent working by engaging with a topic of your own choosing. You will develop a critical and in-depth knowledge of a specific area (within the remit of your degree programme) in relation to a research or clinical problem of contemporary relevance to the industry/profession. You will learn aspects of research such as literature searching, filtering and quality assessment, project design considerations, ethical implications and data analysis methods. You will develop skills such as time management, contingency planning and critical thinking to produce a well-planned, coherent and ethical project.

How will I learn on this module?

The main focus of the module is independent learning via support from your supervisor who will support you with the specifics of your project. The generic taught content/guidance will be delivered and provided in a variety of formats, and you will be able to access materials on the eLP. You will be guided to texts and support materials that can help you develop your project. There will be the opportunity to work independently and in smaller groups with discipline specific members of staff who will facilitate context driven discussion and learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Module information, assessment requirements and expectations, and important module announcements will be made through the eLP site. Material to support your learning will be uploaded in advance of the sessions. You will be provided with content verbally and guided through tasks during timetabled sessions. The Module Leader will support you with any queries that you may have about the module content. You will be assigned a supervisor who will provide you with project specific advice and support. Supervisors will provide you with the necessary information on how to arrange a tutorial. You will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback on your development during the module, and tutored sessions and you will receive feedback on summative work to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial. There are also further academic skills support available from the University Library services where you can gain access to study skills / academic writing and support materials, as well as links to booking both on and off campus study skills sessions.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. You will demonstrate a critical awareness of the design, methods and analysis necessary for your project.

2. You will develop a specific understanding of the chosen area of study of your project

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. You will demonstrate the ability to plan a project and synthesise results.

4. You will disseminate the project findings and the application of knowledge

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

5. You will ethically plan, design and discuss your project and develop a curiosity for your chosen area.

How will I be assessed?

Summative assessment: Project (100%):
You will produce a written account of an independently designed academic project. The assessment will address a specific problem or question that is relevant to your degree programme. Some project options include (but are not limited to); systematic appraisal, empirical primary research study (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods), clinical-based extended project proposal, industry-based project). The specifics of how this should be set out will be determined by your chosen methods and should be discussed with your supervisor.
The assessment will be submitted via Turnitin and students will receive electronic feedback. (MLO’s 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5)

Formative assessment/feedback will be provided on the project plan or ethic submission by the supervisor/module tutors. Your tutors will support you in developing your project through regular tutorial discussions and workshop sessions.

Summative Feedback
You will receive written or audio feedback on your summative assessment to help you identify areas of strength and areas for development. There will be the opportunity to discuss your feedback with a member of staff during a tutorial.





Module abstract

This module is an independently conceived and conducted investigation based on an area of interest to you and relevant to your degree programme, that culminates an academically written account of your process in the form of a project. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of your topic area, generate new information and evaluate its contribution and implications within sport, exercise or rehabilitation. The module will test your project management and problem-solving skills as it will require you to organise and evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions to produce a written academic project.

Course info

Credits 40

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years Full Time

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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