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BB50243: Research project 2

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 30      [equivalent to 60 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 600
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW80OT20
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Assessment detail for this unit is currently being updated and will be added shortly.
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Coursework reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
A 5-month research project which provides you the opportunity to plan, execute and report a scientific investigation in the format of a research paper.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this unit you will be able to:
* Apply your knowledge in order to evaluate and critique current problems, methodologies and/or new insights in your field
* Design and carry out an extended research project
* Demonstrate originality in applying your practical understanding of established research and enquiry techniques to create and interpret a biological dataset and address your research question
* Exercise time and resource management, analytical, interpretative and literature-accessing skills during the undertaking and presentation of your project
* Construct scientific writing at the level of a primary research paper
* Use professional judgement to employ initiative and autonomy or draw on and develop teamwork skills as appropriate to the situation

Content:
You will learn how to:
* Build on the skills gained in Research Project 1a and apply these to address a question or problem.
* Conduct an extensive review of related research work, and choose appropriate methods and approaches, leading to the implementation of the chosen solution, its testing and evaluation.
* Write a report in the style of a research paper, synthesising an analytical approach to solving or investigating a substantial biological question or problem.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB50243 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • RSBB-AFM48 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Bioinformatics)
  • RSBB-AFM49 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
  • RSBB-AFM50 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences)
  • RSBB-AFM51 : Integrated PhD Molecular Biosciences (Microbiology)
  • TSBB-AFM48 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Bioinformatics)
  • TSBB-AFM49 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Biotechnology)
  • TSBB-AFM50 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences)
  • TSBB-AFM51 : MSc Molecular Biosciences (Microbiology)

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