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Module code:PHOL3902 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Literature Project in Physiology
Credit value:1
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Jonathan Fry
Organiser's location:Rm 418 Rockefeller (1-2pm Tues and Thurs)
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:Physiology undergraduate modules in first and second years. 
Module outline:A literature-based project allowing final year BSc students to research, utilizing library resources, on a physiological topic offered by a member of staff in the Division of Biosciences or associated departments. 
Module aims:An introduction to a field of original research in Life Sciences. This literature based project will be written up as a scientific report to include a substantial account of published work and a discussion of its implications. Students will also be expected to defend a poster presentation of their project.  
Module objectives:Practical experience of researching the scientific literature, understanding and interpreting the publications found and synthesising them into an original review of the subject.  
Key skills provided by module:1. The ability to plan and execute under supervision, a review of the scientific literature concerning a particular topic, analyse critically the publications found and draw valid conclusions. Students should be able to evaluate the level of uncertainty in published results, understand the significance of discrepancies in the literature and be able to compare these results with expected outcomes, theoretical predictions or other published data. They should be able to evaluate the significance of their project in this context. 2. The ability to communicate both orally and in writing complex scientific ideas and the conclusions of an experiment, investigation or project concisely, accurately and informatively. 3. The ability to manage their own learning and to make use of appropriate texts, research articles and other primary sources.  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Poster presentation 30.00%
Dissertation (7,500 words) 70.00% 
Notes:Students eligible for the module will be invited to submit applications for up to 5 projects, in order of preference. Students will then be allocated to a supervisor. After agreeing a project you and your supervisor must fill in and sign the Project Registration Form and take it to the Biosciences Teaching Office, Rm G10, Medawar Building, for approval by the end of the second week of Term 1. We will not accept your registration onto the module without receipt of this form. Dissertations and posters must be submitted to the Biosciences Teaching Office, Rm G10, Medawar Building, by deadlines (to be specified on Moodle) towards the end of Term 2. Extension of these deadlines will be given only in truly exceptional circumstances. Work handed in after the deadlines will incur the standard UCL penalties. Two printed copies of the report are required plus an identical electronic file copy submitted through the Turnitin link on the Moodle site. The latter will be screened for plagiarism.  
Taking this module as an option?:N/A 
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