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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

BIOL5291M Short Bioscience Research or Literature Project

30 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Dr Aysha Divan

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

Year running 2022/23

This module is mutually exclusive with

BIOL5290MBioscience MSc Research Proj

This module is not approved as an Elective


Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- carry out a short bioscience research or literature review project;
- collate, analyse and present scientific data in relation to bioscience;
- (research project only) prepare a report, in a scientifically acceptable format, including an appropriate summary of relevant literature, outline aims of the project, descriptions of the methods used, details of the results obtained, conclusions drawn from these results and indications for future studies that might be undertaken;
- (literature project only) prepare a detailed and critical review of the literature in a defined area of bioinformatic research;
- use library resources, including computer based search tools and databases such as BIDS, Medline and the Internet.


Each student will discuss with an individual supervisor a suitable research project.

The title and objectives of the project will be approved by the Course Committee. As far as is possible the projects will reflect the particular interests of individual students.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours288.00
Total Contact hours12.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Research and/or literature review.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly supervision meetings with supervisor(s), over the project period: 12 hours.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Poster Presentationpresentation5.00
In-course AssessmentExecution20.00
ProjectOral examination5.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 09/01/2023


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