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Information for module BIOL3005

This module is available for 2017/18

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Module code:BIOL3005 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introduction to Research
Credit value:1.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Prof Judith Mank
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:Depends on topic chosen; for some projects specific courses may be required as pre-requisites. The supervisor will advise. 
Module outline:The course provides the opportunity to undertake an individual research project of 9 weeks duration (including writing the assessed report) under supervision. Projects can be based on experimental research, field work, theoretical or data analysis. You will develop skills in designing experiments, framing questions, and, where relevant, planning the details and implementing the practical work. You will also receive guidance on assessing results and on presenting the project in both written and verbal form. You will also be expected to read relevant literature. 
Module aims:To allow students to gain a supervised, hands on, experience of research currently being undertaken in the Department or an allied research institution. 
Module objectives:Students may be given the opportunity to learn how to: design experiments to test particular hypotheses, analyse experimental results using statisics, write up research in the style of an article for a scientific journal, convey their research results to others in an oral presentation, survey the literature in their chosen area of research, organise their time in order to carry out and analyse their experiments within a 9-week period, use current research techniques and equipment, work as part of a team with research staff ranging from Phd students through to project supervisors. The specicific skills acquired will of course depend on the nature of the particular projects. 
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Module assessment:Coursework 100.00% 
Notes:Please note that you will be asked to indicate preferred projects or topics from a list provided by the course organiser. She, in conjunction with the BSc/MSci tutors, will then assign specific projects. You are of course encouraged to discuss potential choices with the supervisor, to assist in establishing your preferences. All projects must be agreed by the course organiser. 
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Last updated:2017-03-14 20:41:57 by ucbtksr