BSc Developmental Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Project Literature Review

Unit code BIOL30101
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 3
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by School of Biological Sciences
Available as a free choice unit? No


Please see BIOL30030 course unit specification for further information.

Employability skills

Analytical skills
Analyse key findings of journal articles; identify key issues
Scope to interpret the findings of journal articles and/or link evidence together in novel explanations
Project management
Have to time collecting references, draw up a plan, obtain formative feedback and write the review - students have several weeks to do this
Oral communication
Optional opportunity to give an oral presentation on their Literature Review in final level tutorials during Semester 5
Problem solving
Demonstrate how different lines of evidence link together or combine to evaluate and form conclusions about a particular topic
Research of primary and secondary literature sources, plus web-based searches
Written communication
The Literature Review is a stand-alone 10 credit unit comprising a written review

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Dissertation 100%

Your Literature review should be submitted via Blackboard as an electronic PDF file. The deadline for handing in final reports is given on the front page of the final year handbook, or can be obtained from the Student Support Office. Details of Assessment and marking criteria can be found in the Guidelines to Literature Reviews and Projects document in Blackboard.

Feedback methods

Students completing a Literature Review can expect to receive formative feedback on an outline/plan plus a short extract (paragraph plus figure). When a Literature Review has been marked, written feedback can be viewed in Blackboard, and verbal feedback will be provided by your supervisor.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 100

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Ruth Grady Unit coordinator

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