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Sports And Exercise Nutrition Research Dissertation MED5198P

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 60
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Students complete an independent research project in the area of Sports & Exercise Nutrition


The project takes place over the summer months.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





A written report (5000 - 8000 words) - 75%

Formatting of written report - 5%

Supervisor report - 20%

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


The supervisor report cannot be reassessed.

Course Aims

To allow students the opportunity to plan and execute an independent nutrition research project in the area of sports and exercise nutrition and present and discuss its findings.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

On completion of this course students will be able to:

■ Critically assess and evaluate the literature in an area of research

■ Critically design and execute research projects in the area of sports and exercise nutrition

■ Identify research questions, demonstrate an understanding of the ethical issues, choose appropriate research methods and/ or analysis, report outcomes and identify appropriate pathways for dissemination

■ Carry out a defined group of practical skills, usually including those involving some apparatus or those concerned with the appropriate handling of human subjects or tissues; or in dry projects, the skills of information retrieval and handling

■ Organise and present research reports, critically discussing any limitations and the contribution to current knowledge.

■ Plan and manage time effectively by prioritising tasks and meeting deadlines.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.