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Your project report should be word processed and a length of between 5000-6000 words (excluding tables, figures, figure legends, reference list and appendices). Guidelines on line spacing and margin sizes as well as other details can be found in the unit handbook. Penalties for over long submissions (if applicable): Coursework that exceeds the stated word limit will be penalised according to the following scheme: • If your work exceeds the stated limit, for every 10% over, an additional 10% (i.e. one degree class) will be deducted from your mark.
Your work will be marked against the assessment criteria indicated which match the relevant unit learning outcomes. The assessment criteria are reflected in the University Standard Descriptors below. While preparing your assignment it is good practice to regularly review and check that you have addressed the each of the assessment criteria. Feedback plan Formative feedback may be provided by your supervisor via oral and written communication throughout the unit. Students may be provided with summative feedback (if requested) after marks are made available. Project report marks will be released with your end of year results.
Your project report will be marked by your supervisor and a second marker and a mark agreed. A selection of reports will be made available to the external examiner before marks are ratified by the exam board. Assignment support and resources
Preliminary Information
• Cover page • Declaration • Contents • List of tables/figures (excluded from word count)
Body of the report
• Introduction • Methods • Results • Discussion
Final Section
• Acknowledgements • Conclusions • References • Appendices (if applicable)
Abstract

• Start of the word count • No more than one side of A4 page • It’s a summary • Written last • Include the following sections: • Background, aim/s, methods, results and conclusion • Should not include references
Introduction
• Provides background to the project • Review of the current literature • All information necessary to understand the aim • Use subheadings • Assume a level of knowledge of your reader • End with an aim and hypothesis
Method (lab Based)
• General information at the start • Ethics, number of cases/patients, informed consent, medical screening etc • Detailed methods • NOT bullet points • No need for H&S detail • Include material/equipment manufacturer etc • Statistical analysis • Past tense, passive voice and third person
Results (lab based)
• Include figures/tables AND text • Use results of statistical analysis to help describe data • Do NOT explain results in this section • Think of the most appropriate way to graphically represent your data • Avoid replication
Discussion
• Explain the results • Description was in results • Provide reasons for observations • Use introduction and other literature • Strengths and weaknesses • Application/significance of the findings • Future work
Conclusion
• Conclusion • Short and to the point • Avoid repetition of the discussion • Relate to the hypothesis • References • Harvard format • Appendices • Optional • Consent form, medical screening questionnaire, raw data etc • Acknowledgements • Anybody you wish!
SCIENTIFIC WRITING STYLE • Adopt a formal, precise and simple writing style • Write in past tense • Passive voice • Do not use personal pronouns • Check your grammar and spelling by eye as well as by computer
LAYOUT/FORMATTING • Submitted as a single document • Word processed • Page numbered • 1.5 line spacing • Margins – normal format (2 cm) • Headings/subheadings • Tables/figures • Numbered and labelled (legend) and referred to in the text

Type of service: Dissertation services
Type of assignment: Dissertation
Subject: Healthcare & Medicine
Pages /words: 19/5000
Number of sources: 0
Academic level: Bachelor’s
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English