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DEN6407: Intercalated Research Project

Units: 4   Credits: 60   Semesters: A & B   Level: 6   Fulltime: Y
Description: The project consists of an individual piece of work, under the supervision of an academic member of staff. It can take either one, or a combination, of the following forms: (i) an experimental investigation; (ii) a computational exercise; (iii) the development of a piece of experimental apparatus; (iv) a design study; (v) a theoretical analysis; (vi) a review of a topic of current interest. Not open to Associate Students.
Method of Delivery (Teaching and Learning Profile):
Course Type: Individual Project
Approx hours to be spent by students in: Lectures: 0   Seminars: 0   Fieldwork/visits: 0
Lab work: 0   Timetabled project/coursework: 0
Percentage Credit for Examination: 0%    Credit for Coursework: 100%
Aims: To provide Medical and Dental students with the opportunity to increase their knowledge of engineering-based technologies applied within the clinical environment by conducting an extensive in-depth research project.
Objectives: Knowledge and Understanding:
- Understand appropriate fundamental engineering principles related to applications in biomedical engineering.
- Understand specific relevant aspects of engineering, as applied withi the clinical environment (Depending on the project, these aspects may involve materials science, biomechanics, fluid dynamics, related to physiological flows, tissue engineering, clinical rehabilitation or imaging technologies).

Cognitive skills:
- Be able to reason clearly and critically.
- Be able to apply engineering principles to a range of sports and health related applications.
- Be able to understand both the application and limitation of mathematical, computational and experimental techniques available to an engineer.

Practical skills:
- Possess general study skills.
- Be able to carry out a sustantial piece of individual work whose structure and content is largly self-determined.
- Develop skills of presentation.

Transferable skills:
- Be fluent in basic numerical skills.
Syllabus: Students will select a research project from a list supplied by supervisors at the begining of the academic year. Alternativly, students may develop their own project idea, provided appropriate aupport is avaialble in terms of supervisory and other reseources. Students will conduct a literature survey and perform appropriate experimental, design or theoretical work throughout the year to fulfil the assessment requirements for the project.
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