Full Title Technical Report Writing

Short Title Technical Report Writing

Code REGU09003
Level 09
Credit 05

Author Butler, Mary
Department Life Sciences

Subject Area Regulatory Affairs
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
Technical Report Writing teaches the participant not only the critical techniques a scientist needs to know when conducting research but also how to write about his or her work. Not only is this relevant for a dissertation and assignments but also for generating formal reports such as clinical evaluation reports. Professionals in industry require the skills to share their work with others, to communicate their learning, their discoveries and their failures, thus improving research and thus benefiting the industry as a whole and more importantly, the patient.

Indicative Syllabus
This module will introduce participants to methodology and techniques required for successful completion of their module assignments and research project. This module will set the scene for medical technologies industry and the need for regulatory affairs. It will develop the student's ability to identify an appropriate research question and formulate a valid hypothesis. It will also enable participants to design their own research project and manage it in a time-dependent manner in addition to helping them to develop practical skills for data analysis and presentation of results suitable for dissertations. This module will enable students to acquire the research and study skills necessary for successful completion of the MSc in Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs. The promotion of independent learning is an integral part of this syllabus. A student shall appraise the structure of a well argued research proposal as part of this module.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Appreciate the nature and importance of technical report writing and review in industry

  2. Evaluate the suitability of research methodologies for the purpose of undertaking research

  3. Conduct and synthesise an academic literature search relevant to a proposed dissertation or topic

  4. Present the research findings in a critically reflective manner which acknowledges the limitations of the research methods and knowledge prod

  5. Critically review the ethical issues involved in the undertaking of clinical research

  6. Formulate and compare methods for data analysis and the presentation of results and compare different methods when presenting different results

  7. Present a comprehensive dissertation proposal


Assessment Strategies
The module will be assessed on the basis of 100% continuous assessment. Some or all of the following assessment modes may apply: examinations, practical work, projects, essays, vivas, seminars, and assignments. These assessments may be organised at different centres throughout the country and a selection of assignments may be assessed.

Sample Technologies in use during assessments
Moodle
Adobe connect
Turnitin
Panopto
Microsoft office
Multimedia including DVDs, webinars, youtube video clips, online videos

Assessment Facilitites
Moodle access

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Assignment written assignment 1,2,3,4,5 45 Week 10
Case Study workshop scenarios (formative) 1,2,3,4,5,6 15 Week 13
Dissertation proposal 7 40 Week 12


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Independent Learning Online Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Other Resources
None
Url Resources
Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
Daniel G. Riordan 2001 Technical Report Writing Today Eighth Edition Houghton Mifflin Company
ISBN-10 0618140166 ISBN-13 9780618140169
2004 Chambers Good Writing Guide Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN-10 0550100873 ISBN-13 9780550100870