Research Project - BIO00057M

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  • Department: Biology
  • Module co-ordinator: Information currently unavailable
  • Credit value: 80 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

The aim of the module is to give a student advanced training in research techniques through an extended research project. The module will give a student an opportunity to work independently within a supported academic environment in order to carry out a piece of original research. The project aims to train a student in the planning a project, gathering the necessary information from a variety of sources, analysing and interpreting the available data and presenting this in a coherent and creative manner.

Module learning outcomes

  • To identify suitable approaches, and apply (and adapt where necessary) specific techniques to gather data in a piece of bioscience research.
  • To apply appropriate analytical methods for critical analysis of raw data.
  • To communicate scientific ideas effectively in the style of a scientific paper.
  • To communicate project background and findings to specialised and non-specialised audiences via research project write-up and poster presentation.
  • To place project outcomes into the context of the current state of the field.
  • To demonstrate the ability to work independently and make decisions and solve problems in research.
  • To demonstrate organisational skills gained through planning and implementing the project.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Directors report
N/A 10
Essay/coursework
Project report
N/A 70
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Poster presentation/Oral defence of poster
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Directors report
N/A 10
Essay/coursework
Project report
N/A 70
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Poster presentation/Oral defence of poster
N/A 20

Module feedback

Arrangements for feedback will be made clear at the start of the module.

Indicative reading

These are available in EARL which is accessible through the VLE module site.



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