My Extended Project Qualification Timeline

Choosing A Topic

Introduction to EPQ

06/11/2014 - 06/13/2014

Read about EPQ; Researched types of projects etc.
Learnt about previous Projects done by students

Mind-Maps of Topic Ideas

06/14/2014 - 06/18/2014

Brainstormed ideas of interesting topic areas; Evolution of music, Human anatomy, Global Warming etc.

Narrow Down Topic Ideas

06/17/2014 - 06/20/2014

Decided on rough topic area; Human Biology and the Heart

Choose Topic

06/21/2014 - 06/23/2014

Decided on "Cardiovascular Disease" or "atherosclerosis" "The Silent Killer" - Can link to obesity and other factors etc.

Decide on Exact Question to Research

07/02/2014 - 07/05/2014

Completely narrow down the topic area and decide the exact question that I want to research


Buy Books on Atheroma


Book 1: ATHEROMA; atherosclerosis in Ischaemic Heart Disease; 1 The Mechanisms
By M J Davies and N Woolf
Book 2: ATHEROMA; atherosclerosis in Ischaemic Heart Disease; 2 Myocardial Consequences
By P A Poole-Wilson and D J Sheridan

Finish Both Books

06/29/2014 - 07/20/2014

Interview Experts in CVD

07/07/2014 - 07/11/2014

Interview at Gordon Research Conference in Girona

Find Previous Studies

07/13/2014 - 10/04/2014

Look at papers on Atherosclerosis and Heart Disease. Nature Journal etc.

Research in Books

07/17/2014 - 09/29/2014

Look at books to further understand concepts of atherosclerosis and CVD

Internet Research

09/08/2014 - 10/24/2014

Research background information and further developments on the internet. Use sites like for information on CVD etc

Put Evidence Together

10/27/2014 - 10/31/2014

Put together an evidence file of all my findings


10/30/2014 - 11/03/2014

Write up bibliography etc


Plan Dissertation

11/01/2014 - 12/05/2014

Planning introduction etc. How to introduce research. How to conclude. What to include in final dissertation etc.

Write First Draft

12/02/2014 - 02/02/2015

Write Final Dissertation

01/25/2015 - 03/12/2015

First Draft and Evidence Folder


Hand in the first draft of the dissertation and the evidence folder into supervisor


03/05/2015 - 03/10/2015


03/9/2015 - 03/24/2015

Edit and check final piece. Correct errors and cut any unnecessary points out.


Plan Presentation

02/19/2015 - 03/7/2015

Plan and Prepare presentation

Give Presentation

03/09/2015 - 03/23/2015

Give presentation during week commencing 9th or 16th March 2015

Planning and Organising

Start Making Timeline


Check Log is up-to-date

Approx. 09/01/2014 - 09/04/2014

Check all logging has been done. Add in anything that was missed.

First Meeting with Supervisor


Mid-Term Review


Submit Project


Complete and Submit project