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BB50197: Critical review of literature

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6
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: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Critical Review of Literature 1 (CW 50%)
  • Critical Review of Literature 2 (CW 50%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To provide students with the experience and skills for researching and writing about the scientific literature in contemporary areas of scientific investigation relevant to the discipline (as stated in the award title).

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Write comprehensive reviews at the leading edge of research in the specialist research subject;
* Critique a research paper related to the specialist research subject.

Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F/A, Distilling and assimilating key concepts T/F/A, Data analysis & evaluation T/F/A, Information handling & retrieval T/F, Working independently F.

The minimum requirement to achieve the credits for this module is that a student will be able to (i) write two scholarly literature reviews on key topics in the relevant discipline drawing on a diverse range of sources, and (ii) attend tutorials to discuss the topics. (iii) present critique of a published paper.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB50197 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.