Department of Biology & Biochemistry, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)|
|Assessment:||CW 70%, OT 30%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
To provide a practical knowledge of advanced research skills with emphasis on analytical systems and development of team based research in national and international contexts.
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Identify the intellectual, time- and resource-management and technical requirements for productive, rigorous and responsible scientific investigation and reporting;
* Undertake scientific writing at the level of a primary research paper;
* Demonstrate technical, analytical, interpretative and literature-accessing skills in the undertaking and presentation of the project;
* Design, execute, analyse, communicate and exploit a programme of research work in a safe and effective way.
Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F/A, Numeracy & computation T/F/A, Information technology T/F, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F, Career preparation T/F.
* Selection and definition of a problem that can be investigated effectively within constraints of safety, time and resources; strategic planning; gathering, processing, analysis and interpretation of information; literature searching and reviewing; scientific writing and presentation.
* Radiological protection, risk assessments (GMOs, microorganisms, chemicals, radiation, etc.), safety legislation, time management, planning work, obtaining information, academic writing, making effective presentations, poster preparation; demonstrating in laboratories; issues of confidentiality, ethics, attribution, copyright, malpractice and plagiarism; ownership of data and the requirements of the Data Protection Act; intellectual property rights, spinouts and licensing; science policy, funding and evaluation; bibliographic databases; personal development planning.
BB50175 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Biology & Biochemistry