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Research, Professional and Team Skills - BIO00070M

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  • Department: Biology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Antje Kuhrs
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
    • See module specification for other years: 2024-25

Module summary

The Research, Professional and Team Skills module contains a series of workshops that focus on skills that are essential for researchers, including critically analysing literature and bioethics. Depending on their programme of study, students will attend laboratory classes or computational skills workshops to collect and analyse data. In small groups, students will meet with their group project director to start planning a project carried out in Semester 2.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 1 2023-24

Module aims

The aim of the module is to equip students with a set of academic and professional skills that will enable them to become successful researchers.

Module learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this module will be able to:

Explore, critically evaluate and orally present scientific literature relevant to the degree programme

Competently collect, analyse and communicate scientific data independently and in collaboration with peers

Include health and safety and ethical considerations in the design and execution of research


Task Length % of module mark
Scientific Poster
N/A 50
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Oral presentation of a research paper
N/A 50

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Scientific Poster
N/A 50

Module feedback

Marks for all summative assessments will be made available to you and your supervisor via e:vision. Feedback will be either individual or cohort-level, depending on the assessment format. You should take the opportunity to discuss your marks and feedback with your supervisor.

For coursework summative assessments (eg. reports, essays, presentations) you will receive individual feedback on your work. This will usually be in the form of a feedback sheet that will include suggestions for further improvement.

During the teaching of the module you will receive formative feedback that may be at a whole class or individual level. Such feedback may include: model answers, individual spoken comments during workshops, peer feedback and individual written comments on formative work.

Indicative reading

These are available through the VLE module site.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.