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2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
BLGY1303 Tutorials for Biology and Genetics
10 creditsClass Size: 150
Module manager: Dr Yoselin Benitez Alfonso
Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
Pre-requisite qualificationsAn acceptable scientific background
This module is mutually exclusive with
|BLGY1304||Research Experience and Skills Level 1|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThe objectives of the tutorial component are to:
- enhance the ability to use library and other resources
- gain an appreciation of the skills required to present written reports under "normal" and "examination" conditions
- solve analytical problems and gain numerical skills
- argue a case persuasively
- develop/practice skills required for the preparation and delivery of oral presentations with the use of basic visual aids.
On completion of this module students will:
- be able to search, access and reference the scientific literature correctly;
- be able to write a properly structured scientific essay or report;
- be able to present their results orally;
- calculate concentrations and analyse scientific data.
This module is about developing academic skills which will support your learning throughout your degree course. During the course of the module you will learn to research information, analyse it and present it in various formats for example as an essay or an oral presentation using appropriate visual aids. You will also be given exercises in data analysis and/or experimental design. However these skills are also of value to future employers as most graduate jobs whether in biology or more broadly require the ability to research, analyse and present information in a variety of formats.
The module is designed for students to learn how to:
- read and comprehend scientific literature
- conduct literature searches
- write formal scientific communications
- give oral presentations
- discuss current issues relating to the public awareness of science, from a rational, scientific standpoint.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||82.00|
|Total Contact hours||18.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study82 hours of private study; preparing for tutorial group sessions and completing assessed coursework.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudents' progress is monitored by their tutors through assessed work and attendance of and performance in the tutorial sessions.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|In-course Assessment||Essay 1||25.00|
|In-course Assessment||Essay 2||25.00|
|Oral Presentation||oral presentation||25.00|
|In-course Assessment||data analysis - problem solving exercise||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
The module will be assessed entirely via coursework. Summative assessment will based on two essays, one oral presentation and one problem solving exercise. There will be a compulsory formative essay assessment, a practice oral presentation and a practice data analysis assignment. You will be informed by your tutor of the assessment arrangements for your tutorial group. All work that is assessed will count equally towards your module mark.
Reading listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 11/09/2018
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