Tutorials - BIO00057I

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  • Department: Biology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Rachel Hope
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2018-19

Module summary

This module aims to provide transferable skills necessary for students to study, research and communicate topics in biosciences.

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

Students who successfully complete this module will have the ability to:

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
Essay
N/A 50
Essay/coursework
Essay
N/A 50

Special assessment rules

Pass/fail

Reassessment

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

Module feedback

Feedback on your progress is important to your learning process; your draft review will be commented on and returned to you, your final submission will also be returned with comments.

Indicative reading

These are available through the VLE module site.



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