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BB20013: Directed studies 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 3      [equivalent to 6 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 60
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
After taking this module you must take BB20014
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To give each student experience in the study of biological information and in its written and verbal presentation. Learning Outcomes After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Prepare and present a 20 minute talk on a biological topic using PowerPoint;
* Source primary and secondary literature relevant to a biological topic;
* Write an extended essay on a biological topic with appropriate referencing and citations;
* Prepare a poster on a biological topic in a style appropriate for a scientific conference;
* Prepare an abstract from a scientific publication or oral research seminar.

Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Oral communication T/F, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F, Career preparation T/F.

The course consists of a series of small group sessions with a lecturer and about 4-5 students.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB20013 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry
  • USBB-AFB05 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology (Year 2)
  • USBB-AKB08 : BSc(Hons) Molecular and Cellular Biology with Professional Placement (Year 2)