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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BLGY1005 Tutorials (Joint Honours)

5 creditsClass Size: 50

Module manager: Dr Tom Bennett

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

An acceptable scientific background

Module replaces

Special skills component of BLGY1105

This module is not approved as a discovery module


The objectives of the tutorial component are to develop study skills to underpin learning in other modules and to develop as an independent learner including:
- Finding and evaluating information
- Scientific writing
- Oral presentation
- Data analysis
To begin to consider future career opportunities and develop skills and attributes to enhance employability.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will:
- be able to search, access and reference the scientific literature correctly;
- be able to write a properly structured scientific essay or report;
- be able to present their results orally;
- calculate concentrations and analyse scientific data.


Students will learn how to:
- read and comprehend scientific literature;
- conduct literature searches;
- write formal scientific communications;
- give oral presentations, and
- discuss current issues relating to the public awareness of science, from a rational, scientific standpoint.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours43.00
Total Contact hours7.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)50.00

Private study

43 hours - tutorial preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- continuous monitoring of submitted items of work.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral Presentation10 minute oral presentation50.00
EssayEssay (1,000 words)50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 08/08/2019


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