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Module code:BIOLM019 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Topics in Current Research (Masters Level)
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Biosciences
Module organiser (provisional):Dr Nazif Alic, Dr Elvira Mambetisaeva
Organiser's location:Biological Sciences
Available for students in Year(s):4
Module prerequisites:This module is only available to MSci Biological Sciences students in their 4th year, and MSci Cell Biology students if space allows. 
Module outline:This course is based on the seminar series of GEE and features invited speakers who are world-leading experts in their field. Students will attend the seminars as well as read, write and present about the topics being discussed. In addition, students will learn about public understanding of science, media constraints and how to communicate science to the public.  
Module aims:In order to acquire the skills to carry out research it is necessary not only to gain in depth theoretical knowledge and practical experience in a specialized topic but also to gain an appreciation of the different fields within the biosciences and how crossing boundaries/disciplines can provide further insight and illustrate the potential for collaborative or multidisciplinary research. To achieve successful collaboration it is also necessary to be able to review the literature outside one's specialist area and to communicate a specialist topic in simple but accurate terms to the non-expert. Therefore, the aims of this module are to expose students to a broad range of research seminars within the Biosciences and to enable them to acquire the skills to review the literature in a particular field and to communicate a scientific topic across research areas. This module also aims to encourage students to learn to communicate science to public.  
Module objectives:1. To develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of Bioscience research. 2. To acquire knowledge of the current literature in a selected topic within the Biosciences and critically appraise it. 3. To understand how to communicate science effectively to experts and non-experts.  
Key skills provided by module:critical thinking - essay writing for experts- public speaking – writing for the public  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Lay summary (1,000 words) 30.00%
Scientific review (2,500 words) 30.00%
Presentation (10 minutes) 40.00% 
Notes:MSci 4th year students only. Core module for all Biological Sciences/Human Genetics/Genetics/Zoology/Biodiversity and Conservation students. This module is limited to 50 students, after the core students preference will be given to those with at least one other 0.5cu BIOL module in the 4th year. If further criteria are needed, preference will be given to students with the most BIOL modules in their degree. 
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Last updated:2016-08-15 14:45:17 by ucbtema