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Project Skills in the Life Sciences


Credits: 30.0
Semester: YEAR

  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Monday 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 8, 9, 11: Monday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 8, 9, 11: Monday 1 pm - 3 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 8, 9, 11: Monday 3 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Andrew Hirst
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

30-unit project modules require prior SBCS approval. In this module students will: create a short, investigative project based on individual reading lists; give a presentation based on the above using Powerpoint; develop scientific writing and critical appraisal skills (referee a real but anonymous paper, write a referees report, redraft the paper); attend research seminars, research background to any two of them (by consulting web-site of speaker), and produce two reports discussing the research in non-technical language and explaining its likely significance for the layman. You will also have to either produce a website on a topical biological subject (eg environmental, health or ethical scientific issue), or produce a small portfolio of scientific images, either macroscopic or microscopic.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 60.0% Coursework, 40.0% Dissertation
Level: 6

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