Tutorials - BIO00019C

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  • Department: Biology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Tim Doheny-Adams
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module summary

This module aims to provide transferable skills necessary for students to study, research and communicate topics in biosciences. In small groups of 4-5 students, tutors will base various activities (eg. essay writing, oral presentations, debates, experimental design, paper criticism) on a specific topic. The Autumn term tutorials will comprise 6 x 1h sessions and the tutor will usually be the students' academic supervisor. The Spring/Summer tutorials will comprise 8 sessions and students will select their tutor/topic from a list.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20 to Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

This module aims to provide transferable skills necessary for students to study, research and communicate topics in biosciences. In small groups of 4-5 students, tutors will base various activities (eg. essay writing, oral presentations, debates, experimental design, paper criticism) on a specific topic. The Autumn term tutorials will comprise 6 x 1h sessions and the tutor will usually be the students' academic supervisor. The Spring/Summer tutorials will comprise 8 sessions and students will select their tutor/topic from a list.

Module learning outcomes

1. Understand concepts and acquire knowledge in Biological Sciences relating to example topics covered in tutorials.
2. Write well structured, coherent, scientific essays.
3. Have an understanding of referencing conventions          
4. Communicate effectively orally.          

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Autumn Essay
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
Spring Essay
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

Pass/fail

Additional assessment information

Tutorials are essentially formative

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Autumn Essay
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
Spring Essay
N/A 50

Module feedback

Ongoing feedback from tutors during the term, feedback forms will be uploaded to eVision after each set of tutorials

Indicative reading

This is tutor dependent



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