2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BIOL3397 Biotechnology Research Project
20 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Dr Chi Trinh
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
Pre-requisite qualificationsBIOL2303 Intermediate Skills in Biotechnology
|BIOL2303||Intermediate Skills for Biotechnology|
|BIOL3305||Advanced Skills in the Biosciences|
|LUBS3306||Critical Perspective in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and report on project work.
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.
- 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
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.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||50.00|
|Private study hours||50.00|
|Total Contact hours||100.00|
|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
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||See module handbook for details of the assessment||100.00|
|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 listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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