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Module code:BIOS2001(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Writing and Presenting Bioscience
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser:B King
Organiser's location:Huntley St. Building, B53
Organiser's email:b.king@ucl.ac.uk
Available for students in Year(s):2,3,
Module prerequisites:Background knowledge in PHOL1001 Mammalian Physiology, and/or PHAR1001 Introduction to Mechanisms in Drug Action, and/or NEUR1004 Introduction to Neuroscience. If you wish to join from a different background, please contact the Module Organiser. 
Module outline:This course is a half-unit course which offers a library project to 2nd year students to conduct research in the Biosciences field, on an essay topic supervised by a member of staff in the Division of Biosciences or associated departments. The module aims to improve transferable skills in formal writing and oral presentation, with the view to preparing students for their higher-tariff project in the 3rd year and, afterwards, for today's labour market which prizes good communication skills. 
Module aims:1. For students to increase their knowledge of the Bioscience, in the core subjects of the NPP and CDB Research Departments. 2. For students to become competent in using library facilities, including electronic databases/resources and journals. 3. To enhance written and oral presentation skills. 4. To encourage the use of computers for production of formal reports. 5. To introduce students to the preparation of an extended dissertation and an oral presentation on a selected theme of current bioscience research. 6. To introduce students to experimental design and research.  
Module objectives:Students should gain the following: 1. Knowledge of a modern theme of scientific research in the core subjects of the NPP and CDB Departments. 2. Ability to research the literature for information on Bioscience and related subjects. 3. Ability to write (word-processed) a scientific dissertation to a specified length, format and deadline. 4. Ability to plan experiments to tackle specific research problems. 5. Ability to give oral and written presentations to both scientific and non-expert audiences.  
Key skills provided by module:Computer-assisted data collection, manipulation and presentation Use of databases to confirm scientific principles. Preparing original extended dissertations. Use of electronic databases for themed literature searches. Preparing oral presentations and contributing to scientific debate 
Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=BIOS2001 
Module assessment:Oral presentation (15 minutes) 20.00%.
Dissertation (5,000 words) 80.00%.
 
Notes:This course runs over Terms 1 and 2, and can be taken in conjunction with PHOL2001 (Animal and Human Physiology).  
Taking this module as an option?:N/A 
Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)http://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/  
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