2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BIOL3210 Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 2
20 creditsClass Size: 70
Module manager: Dr Glyn Hemsworth
Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is mutually exclusive with
|BIOC3221||Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 2|
|BIOC3222||Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry 2|
|MICR3211||Advanced Topics in Microbiology 2|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesTo introduce students to a range of current research topics within the field of biological sciences, and develop their ability to collate, critically analyse, and describe scientific information.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. discuss in-depth a range of research topics at the forefront of biological sciences;
2. select and critique scientific information obtained from reputable sources and integrate the material to provide an up to date account of the topic under discussion;
3. demonstrate advanced communication skills through presentation of the material in written format.
The module will comprise a series of advanced topics reflecting current developments across biological sciences.
In each topic lecturers will present current thinking and research findings, referring students to the research literature. Students will be required to read the up-to-date research literature to advance their knowledge beyond the material presented in the lectures.
This module is mutually exclusive with other Advanced topics modules in this semester with the faculty of Biological Sciences.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||170.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyPrivate study will be devoted to preparation for lectures and producing good notes thereafter, and preparing for the end-of-semester examination.
An average of 5 hours additional reading/revision is expected per lecture (although this may vary between students).
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackLectures delivered online and student engagement with lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Online Time-Limited assessment||24 hr||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 11/08/2022
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