2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MICR3080 Microbiology Research Project
40 creditsClass Size: 60
Module manager: Dr Susan Whittle
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsAlternative pre-requisite: BIOL2301 Intermediate Skills for BIological Sciences.
|MICR2320||Skills for Microbiologists 2|
This module is mutually exclusive with
|MICR3110||Medical Micro Research Project|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Objectives- Managing Knowledge: sourcing / selecting / interpreting data, data evaluation / problem solving.
- Technical Competence: laboratory techniques, experimental design, analysing data.
- Managing Self: planning, time management.
- Managing Interrelationships: teamwork, decision taking;
- Learning from others: sharing, receiving critique.
- Presentation Skills: lab reports, poster.
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a professional working attitude in a microbiology/ immunology/virology laboratory;
- Develop a strategy for undertaking a specific research project;
- Demonstrate communication skills;
- Use scientific literature;
- Analyse, process and interpret data;
- foster a sound approach to microbiological research.
Managing Knowledge - Assimilation of information; Sourcing/selecting/ interpreting; Data evaluation/problem solving; Data presentation.
Technical Competence - Laboratory techniques (Laboratory Projects); Experimental design; Accuracy; Analysing data; IT skills.
Managing Self - Planning; Time Management.
Managing Inter-relationships - Team work (Laboratory Projects); Decision taking; Learning from others (Laboratory Projects); Sharing (Laboratory Projects); Receiving critique.
Presentation skills - Reports; Poster.
All students attend a unit emphasising the application of good laboratory practice especially with respect to safety and the correct use of laboratory equipment.
Depending on the type of project, an appropriate combination of practical work in advanced microbiological research, designing experimental protocols, carrying out research investigations and interpreting experimental data; literature searching, reading and reviewing; report writing; computer work; developing oral and written presentational skills.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||80.00|
|Total Contact hours||320.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||400.00|
Private studyStudents should note that the following information is for guidance only. The actual time required for the various elements will vary between students.
Private study will include report writing, editing and poster preparation up to 80 hours.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Meetings with supervisor (formally, weekly throughout semester 1)
- Initial report / project plan
- Draft report (critiqued but not formally assessed)
- Final report
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Report||Formative - first draft and brief summary||0.00|
|Practical||Process - assessment of laboratory / library skills||20.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Formative assessments: initial report submitted to supervisor for feedback; draft project report (including grant proposal where applicable) submitted to supervisor for feedback. Failure to complete the final report to a pass standard will result in a V code being appended to the final module mark.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 27/11/2019
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