Welcome to the Y3 Project page.  Here you will find guidelines to the module in addition to lecture notes, important deadlines and other resources that may be of interest.  We will be meeting weekly for a tutorial to help you with your research, you careers and your scientific writing.  The Y3 project in DkIT is performed by the B.Sc Applied Bioscience class in semester one, followed by the B.Sc Pharmaceutical Science in semester two.  Each student will be assigned to an academic mentor who will meet with you and assist you in generating your thesis work.

There are key aspects that you really need to address in the project – identifying the right sources, referencing your sources correctly, spelling & grammar in addition to your scientific writing skills in general.  We hope you will enjoy this module and that you will grasp the opportunity to improve your skills.

There are 5 aspects to your project (the below breakdown applies to the project commencing Sept 2015):

  1.  Literature Review Introduction (2,000 words due week 6 of term (15%)
  2.  Literature Review  (5,000 words +/- 500 words) – due week 11 of term (60%)
  3.  Presentation  (10 minutes) – takes place on week 12 or 13 of term (25%)

The topic for your project will be decided upon with your academic mentor.  However, if you have an area of science you would like to work on, feel free to make suggestions.

During the weekly tutorials, I will be providing you with more information on the project.  We will also be having tutorials in the library which have proven very beneficial to previous students.  I look forward to working with you during the term.  Best of luck to all of you.

Helpful Resources

DkIT Library DkIT ebooks via eBrary Turnitin DkIT Academic Writing Skills ; password= teachandlearn Mendeley Referencing DkIT Student Services Dundalk IT’s Harvard Referencing Guide

Class Resources will be available below as we proceed through the module

Module Descriptor

Overview Slides

Guidelines Document for File Submissions


Please put these dates in your calendar!

% Form of assessment Week Due Date/Time Due
15% Lit. Review Introduction (2000 words) Week 6 24th Oct by 1pm
60% Literature Review (5000 words) Week 11 5th Dec by 1pm
25% Presentation (10 minutes + 5 mins Q&A session) Week 13 TBC w/c 11th Dec