There are various types of assignment throughout the eBioPharmaChem programme. Each assignment is given after the relevant course material has been delivered.
You will be advised by an announcement on Moodle when your assignment is available to start as well as what the submission deadline is.
Essay style assignment – at the end of module 1 you will be given a question related the content of the module and be required to write an approximately 3,000-word essay in response.
All the information you need to complete this successfully will have been delivered throughout the module. You usually get 2 or 3 weeks to write this assignment including your booklet of short answer questions.
Booklet of short answer questions – this is released at the same time as the essay assignment. The booklet contains 8-10 questions which will each require an answer of approximately 1-1.5 pages. All the information you need to complete these successfully will have been delivered throughout the module.
Protocol writing assignment – in module 2, your end of module assignment will be to write a protocol based on the knowledge you have just gained. Although this assignment can look a little intimidating at first glance, you will have been taught all the information you need to successfully write this.
Problem sheets – during module 3 you will be issued with problem sheets containing a set of short answer questions. These will each require an answer of 1-2 pages.
These problem sheets are to ensure you have a good understanding of the relevant information needed for the lab practical and need to be completed before the lab practical session. Again, you will have been taught all the information you need to complete these.
Lab-based practical – at the end of module 3 you must attend and submit a lab report for a lab-based practical that is held at Technological University Dublin. We will send you the materials you need to study, review and print out, prior to the lab session.
Online exam – at the end of module 3, you have to sit a 1-hour online open-book exam. In advance of this, you will be issued with a date and time at which you will be required to take the exam. If you have an issue with this time slot, you have to alert your course advisor as soon as possible.
Graded assignments will be submitted via email AND hardcopy. You should also keep a copy for yourself as a reference for further study or employment.
Graded assignments will be reviewed intermittently during the course and given a provisional result. Results remain provisional until all assessment elements are received and your completed file is reviewed by the Technological University Dublin exam board.