Laboratory & professional skills for Bioscientists II - BIO00058I

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

Module summary

The aim of the module is to provide a general grounding in the use of the scientific approaches and experimental methods to investigate and communicate in the biosciences.

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 provide a general grounding in the use of the scientific approaches and experimental methods to investigate and communicate in the biosciences. Students will get an opportunity to devise and conduct experiments, as well as analysing the data and communicating the results using appropriate approaches. The module will also enable students to improve their skills in exploring and analysing the scientific literature and other sources of information, working in teams and communicating science in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences, and planning their employability and personal development.

Module learning outcomes

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

'1.To be able to generate a testable hypothesis

2. To design and conduct experiments to test this hypothesis, with appropriate controls

3. To have practical experience of a range of techniques relevant to the discipline

4. To work effectively within a team

5. To be able to write a scientific report based on practical work

6. To communicate scientific information and ideas in the form of a variety of media to a variety of audiences

7. To use appropriate graphical methods to produce data figures with appropriately detailed legends

8. To use relevant statistical or other analytical methods to analyse data

9. To research scientific literature in a given area, and write an extended and well-structured account

10. Review how they have developed their skills and experience, their priorities and their path after graduation, and plan actions to enhance their future success.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
2000 word scientific report
N/A 45
Essay/coursework
Group poster
N/A 35
Essay/coursework
Report
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
2000 word scientific report
N/A 45
Essay/coursework
Individual poster
N/A 35
Essay/coursework
Report
N/A 20

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.

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