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Junior Research Project II

Course 2015-2016

Starting-requirements

JRP-1 has successfully been completed and the report has been handed in at DOO. The course How to write a research proposal has also successfully been completed

Description

The number of ECTS will be between 40.0-55.0

In order to achieve the objectives the student familiarises him/herself with the existing knowledge in the field to which the research question pertains. He/she carries out individual research in order to obtain answers to the research questions and participates as a member of the research team, in the departmental and/or laboratory consultations and in the work discussions.
This research project includes the execution of the research itself and the writing of the report. The stages of planning, preliminary literature research, and writing of a research proposal are subject to Research Proposal (3120322PPY) and are separate from the ects for the internship.

Course objectives

Learning to prepare and conduct a research project and to write a scientific report thereof at the academic Master’s level. In both practical work and writing the student should demonstrate his or her:

  • advanced knowledge and understanding of the field, thus providing a basis and opportunity for originality in developing and applying ideas;
  • problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader contexts;
  • ability to integrate knowledge and to handle complexity;
  • ability to clearly communicate conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underlying these conclusions, to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Mode of instruction

Research internship, including individual preparation and conduct of a research project (design, lab or other analyses, collection and interpretation of data/outcomes, generation of ideas for further research),
At the end of the internship, the student must present and document his/her results both in a written report and by an oral presentation for the department. Following the internship, the student will also present his/her results in an oral presentation to a lay audience during the graduation ceremony.

Assessment method

The student is assessed on the following aspects:

  • Project activities (knowledge, skills, independence, originality, scientific quality, social skills, motivation)
  • Written report (scientific content; scientific writing skills)
  • Oral presentation (content/structure, presentation skills)

Twelve weeks after the internship has begun, the project coordinator and the daily supervisor fill in the interim assessment form (downloadable from Blackboard by the student) and discuss this with the student. Together they define the students’ strong points and points for improvement. The interim assessment form is based on the final assessment form and discusses the project activities. More detailed information on the assessment can be obtained through the assessment forms available through LUMC’s educational webpages and Blackboard.

Remarks

-Guidelines for a successful internship are provided with the application form of the internship.
-JRP-II needs be approved beforehand by the examination board. Therefore, please send in an application form at least four weeks before the foreseen start of your project. This should also provide ample time to write the Research Proposal (3120322PPY), which is written and handed in prior to the start of JRP-II. JRP-II is subject to the Procedures Training Periods/Research Projects. These regulations require detailed written agreements in the application form between supervisor and student, that specify the conditions for the Research Project. Please consult these regulations beforehand through LUMC’s educational webpages, or Blackboard, and act accordingly.
-Please also check the document on Blackboard on the Role of ‘Communication in Science’ (CiS) during the Master’s Biomedical Sciences.