Semester 1: Weeks 6, 8, 9, 10: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
Semester 1: Weeks 7: Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm
Contact: Dr Brendan Curran 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.