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Team Project: Biomolecular Archaeology - ARC00029I

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Andre Colonese
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module summary

This module follows on from the practical option in term 5 and allows students to practice the subject specific skills that they learnt over that period. The class will be split into groups of 3 or 4 students and you will be given a task to collate and interpret molecular data. Each group will have a preliminary session with the module leader in week 1 where they will be given the material to analyse. They will then have a half hour meeting each week from 2-4 with the module leader so that they can report on progress and issues regarding team working, and so that any queries can be answered.

Related modules

Co-requisite modules

  • None

Prohibited combinations

  • None

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

This module requires a group of students to work together as a team to collect and interpret biomolecular data taken from the literature and to produce a report to a professional standard.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students should be able to

  • Be aware how biomolecular methods can be applied to archaeological deposits
  • Assess the scope and limitations of bimolecular methods under a range of conditions
  • Match analytical methods and results to research aims and objectives
  • Allocate and co-ordinate tasks, and communicate efficiently as a team
  • Produce a group report to a professional standard

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Team Project: Biomolecules - Report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Team Project: Biomolecules - Essay Re-assessment
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
Team Project: Biomolecules - Re-assessment Critique of grant application
N/A 50

Module feedback

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