MSci Zoology / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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Course unit details:
MSci Research Project
|Unit level||Level 4|
|Teaching period(s)||Full year|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
Students will complete a seven month laboratory project during which they will comprehensively test the hypothesis described within their research project proposal. This will require multiple experimental approaches using current methods, data analysis, and the interpretation of the results to determine whether the proposed hypothesis is correct. Students will also be expected to present their results in the format of a scientific talk, meeting abstract, poster presentation and a report in the format of a journal appropriate to their degree programme.
|Unit title||Unit code||Requirement type||Description|
|MSci Project Literature Review and Research Proposal||BIOL33000||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
|MSci Experimental Skills Module||BIOL33012||Pre-Requisite||Compulsory|
Teaching and learning methods
Knowledge and understanding
- Analyse complex biological processes at cellular, whole organism or ecosystem levels to generate novel and timely hypotheses
- Design experimental approaches to address these hypotheses.
- Design and interpret complex experiments, using diverse experimental approaches.
- Interpret multiple lines of evidence to test a hypothesis.
- Acquire experience of current life science methodologies appropriate to their degree programme.
Transferable skills and personal qualities
- Work as part of research group.
- Problem solve.
- Present data as a scientific talk, meeting abstract, poster presentation and manuscript.
- Project manage (time management, planning, meeting deadlines and milestones, addressing challenges, producing deliverables)
|Project output (not diss/n)||50%|
|Assessment task||Length||How and when feedback is provided|| |
|Scientific talk|| |
|Verbal feedback and comments form after the talk||10%|
|News and Views Articles||<1000 words||Annotated comments via Grademark||15%|
|Poster Presentation||A1 poster|| |
Annotated comments via Grademark Verbal Feedback at Poster Seession
|Project Report||25 pages||Annotated comments via Grade||50%|
|Project Performance||n/a||Verbal feedback from supervisor||5%|
Feedback is given throughout project supervision
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Martin Pool||Unit coordinator|