Please ensure you check the module availability box for each module outline, as not all modules will run each academic year.
||Available in 2022/23
||C103 Biological Sciences
||C105 Biological Sciences with Placement
||C108 Biological Sciences with year abroad
- â€¢ Satisfactory completion of Level 2 course in Biological Sciences.
Excluded Combination of Modules
- â€¢ Level 3 Biology Enterprise (BIOL3441), Level 3 Research Proposal (BIOL3631), Contemporary Issues in the Biosciences (BIOL3641), Level 3 Public Engagement in Biosciences (BIOL3661).
- To carry out a research project in a specific topic on biological sciences.
- To present the results of the research project in the form of a project report and an oral presentation.
- Supervised research project and self-directed study.
- Workshops and tutorials in experimental design, data analysis and presentation techniques.
- In depth knowledge and understanding of a selected topic in biological sciences.
- Knowledge of communication of scientific information in both written and oral forms.
- To be able to carry out an independent research-led piece of work in the area of biological sciences, in which qualities such as time management, problem solving and independence are evident.
- To be able to present the results of research in a form accessible to an audience of peers, in the form of an oral presentation.
- Literacy, in being able to consult and extract information from printed and on-line archives.
- Numeracy, in data analysis, statistics and calculation.
- Communication skills, in presenting report and oral presentation.
- IT skills, in use of online data bases.
- Self-motivation, in self-guided learning, independent work on report and presentation.
- Time-management, in planning project work.
Modes of Teaching, Learning and Assessment and how these contribute to
the learning outcomes of the module
- Research Project: an extended piece of research, based on academic research being carried out in the department. The student has the opportunity to carry out research in a self-directed manner, based on training in generic areas, and on a framework supplied by the project supervisor. The project is assessed by means of an extended report, based on appropriate templates, and an oral presentation.
- Workshops and tutorials; large and small group teaching on background generic topics for project
Teaching Methods and Learning Hours
|Tutorials and Workshops
|Preparation & Reading
|Component: Continuous Assessment
||Component Weighting: 100%
||Length / duration
■ Attendance at all activities marked with this symbol will be monitored. Students who fail to attend these activities, or to complete the summative or formative assessment specified above, will be subject to the procedures defined in the University's General Regulation V, and may be required to leave the University
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