2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BIOL3305 Advanced Skills in the Biosciences
20 creditsClass Size: 75
Module manager: Dr John Barr
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesOn completion of this module, students should have:
- Developed scientific and data-handling skills in the analysis and interpretation of experimental data and the construction of scientific arguments;
- Developed the ability to express themselves clearly during oral and written presentations to both scientific and lay audiences;
- Developed the ability to summarise a scientific study in a concise abstract.
On completion of the module students will be able to:
- Source, select, use and evaluate information to present a scientific study and answer questions about it;
- Analyse, interpret and present experimental data;
- Communicate information clearly and coherently orally and in writing to scientific and lay audiences;
- Summarise complex scientific studies in clear and complete abstracts.
- Critical analysis of scientific papers, scientific writing, communication, data handling and problem solving.
- Participate in group work, feedback and advice.
- Presentation preparation and delivery.
- Students will participate in group exercises: a series of general themes of topical importance to their degree programme will be considered.
- Students will attend seminars given by both academic staff and guest lecturers, which will address recent developments in microbial immunity.
- Students should develop problem-solving skills and will be taught how to present their work orally. They will also participate in careers workshops and sessions to improve their interview/self-presentation skills.
|Private study hours
|Total Contact hours
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)
Private studyStudents should note that the following information is for guidance only. The actual time required for the various elements will vary between students.
- 5 hours of self-study per tutorial/seminar (50 hours)
- 130 hours assessed work
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Student attendance at online tutorials will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
- Feedback given via comments on the completed article;
- Feedback given during the oral presentations and via comments sent by group tutor;
- Written feedback on marked papers taken as in-course exams.
Methods of assessment
|% of formal assessment
|Article writing: Science communication exercise (newspaper article)
|2 x Oral presentations with tutor and peer review (15% each)
|Data handling exam (in-course)
|Paper summary and interpretation exam
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)
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
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