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Information for module BIOS2001

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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 (provisional):B King
Organiser's location:Huntley Street, B50
Available for students in Year(s):2
Module prerequisites:Students should have completed PHOL1001 (Mammalian Physiology), and/or PHAR1001 (Introduction to Mechanisms in Drug Action) and/or NEUR1004 (Introduction to Neuroscience). Please contact the Module Organiser if you want to take BIOS2001 but haven't taken any of these prerequisite modules. 
Module outline:This is a half-unit course offering a library project in Biosciences to 2nd year students. The module will help students to write an advanced scientific essay. Students will be supervised by a member of staff from the Division of Biosciences and associated departments. The module aims to improve transferable skills (document preparation, formal writing and oral presentations). The module aims to prepare students for their higher-tariff project in the 3rd year and beyond, and then for the current labour market which prizes superlative communication skills. 
Module aims:1. For students to improve their knowledge of Biosciences, in the core academic subjects of the NPP and CDB Research Departments. 2. For students to become confident in using library facilities, including electronic databases/resources and journals. 3. For students to improve their written and oral presentation skills. 4. To introduce students to extended dissertations and oral presentations, on a self-selected theme of current research in Biosciences. 5. To encourage the use of IT for the production of formal dissertations. 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 academic subjects of the NPP and CDB Research Departments. 2. Ability to research the literature for information on Bioscience and its related subjects. 3. Ability to prepare a scientific dissertation to a specified length and format (as a word-processed document), by a given deadline. 4. Ability to give oral and written presentations to both scientific and non-expert audiences. 5. Ability to plan experiments to tackle specific research problems.  
Key skills provided by module:IT-based data collection, manipulation and presentation. Use of databases to confirm scientific principles. Preparing an original extended dissertation. Use of electronic databases for themed literature searches. Preparing an oral presentation and contributing to scientific debate. 
Module timetable: 
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?:15376 
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Last updated:2016-09-02 17:52:12 by ucbhhks