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2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

BIOL3397 Biotechnology Research Project

20 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Chi Trinh
Email: C.H.Trinh@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

BIOL2303 Intermediate Skills in Biotechnology

Pre-requisites

BIOL2303Intermediate Skills for Biotechnology

Co-requisites

BIOL3305Advanced Skills in the Biosciences
BLGY3110Applied Genetics
LUBS3013Enterprise Consultancy
LUBS3306Critical Perspective in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and report on project work.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a research topic in biological sciences;
- demonstrate skills in the appropriate and selective use of library resources, including computer based search tools including online databases such as ISI Web of knowledge, Medline and PubMed;
- demonstrate the ability to read critically a scientific paper to identify the key features of the study, interpret data presented and assess them critically in order to draw appropriate conclusions;
- Write a clear, coherent and detailed report of their project in a scientifically acceptable format;
- prepare a poster that presents their research results, and answer questions on the work;
- conform to ethical and safety standards, and professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

Skills outcomes
- the appropriate and selective use of library resources, including computer based search tools including online databases such as ISI Web of knowledge, Medline and PubMed;
- competence to read critically a scientific paper and to identify the key features of the study;
- competence to interpret data presented in scientific papers and to assess them critically in order to draw appropriate conclusions


Syllabus

Students have the option of undertaking research on a laboratory-based project, literature researching a specific topic in detail, research developing or adapting computer software for use in a biological sciences environment, or alternative projects as available.

Depending on the type of project, an appropriate combination of practical work in advanced biotechnology 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.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision195.0095.00
Lecture51.005.00
Independent online learning hours50.00
Private study hours50.00
Total Contact hours100.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Students 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 planning and implementation, analysis, writing, and presentation preparation up to 50 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- Preparation for projects delivered in Semester 1.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentSee module handbook for details of the assessment100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

- Formative reports: a) summary of research project b) first draft version mid-April, submission early May. - Final report (70%) (failure to complete this work to a pass standard will result in a V code being appended to the final module mark). - Execution mark (20%) (assessment of laboratory or library skills) - Poster (10%)

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 02/07/2021 16:26:26

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