Research Project in Biomolecular Science
Life Sciences (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
20 May 2019
Requisites for this module
BSC C700 Biochemistry,
BSC C701 Biochemistry (Including Placement Year),
BSC C703 Biochemistry (Including Year Abroad),
BSC CR00 Biochemistry (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C100 Biological Sciences,
BSC C101 Biological Sciences (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C102 Biological Sciences (Including Placement Year),
BSC CD00 Biological Sciences (Including Foundation Year),
BSC B990 Biomedical Science,
BSC B991 Applied Biomedical Science (NHS placement),
BSC B995 Biomedical Science (Including Year Abroad),
BSC B999 Biomedical Science (Including Placement Year),
BSC BD00 Biomedical Science (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C400 Genetics,
BSC C402 Genetics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C403 Genetics (Including Placement Year),
BSC CK00 Genetics (Including Foundation Year),
BSC C410 Genetics and Genomics,
BSC C411 Genetics and Genomics (Including Placement Year),
BSC C412 Genetics and Genomics (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C200 Human Biology,
BSC C201 Human Biology (Including Year Abroad),
BSC C202 Human Biology (Including Placement Year)
The final year research project is an opportunity for you to carry out an individual scientific investigation on a topic relating to your degree specialisation. You will use the skills developed in the module to identify, with your supervisor, a suitable question and then design an experimental approach to obtain data addressing this question. Your analysis and presentation of these data in a suitable scientific paper format report forms the main assessed component of this module. The second major component involves researching, understanding and writing critically about the scientific literature relating to your project work.
You will also be assessed on the skills that you develop in carrying out your project. You will be assessed on your oral project presentation skills and response to questions. The planning and management of your project work, a reflection on your progress, and your employability skills (based on an updated CV and action plan) will also be assessed.
The aim of this module is for you to carry out an individual scientific investigation on a topic relating to your degree specialisation.
To pass this module students will need to be able to:
1. develop a project plan, including the experimental, analytical and statistical methods to be used;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the health and safety and ethical issues related to scientific research and undertake appropriate risk and ethics assessments;
3. maintain an accurate and up to date record of all project work and data collection;
4. demonstrate responsibility for personal time management and progress and for any necessary amendments to the project plan;
5. reflect on the conduct and outcome of the project;
6. research the scientific literature relating to their Research Project area and present this information as an extended introduction to their project report;
7. carry out a research project and obtain sufficient data of good quality using appropriate experimental, analytical and statistical methods;
8. analyse and interpret scientific data;
9. communicate the outcomes of research effectively in a written report in scientific paper format;
10. describe and critically evaluate data from research articles;
11. refer appropriately to published work and be competent in the use of bibliographic software (EndNote);
12. communicate effectively by an oral presentation of project work;
13. address scientific questions on the background, methods, data and future direction from expert assessors;
14. update CV, write a job application cover letter, plan and perform in a mock interview scenario.
No additional information available.
Attendance at BS831 Research Project Seminars (x4)
Contact with project supervisor; students will work independently with further guidance and assistance as and when required
Presentation opportunity with formative feedback provided
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||BS831 - RESEARCH PROJECT - DRAFT RESULTS SECTION
||BS831 Project Report
||BS831 Project References and Appendices
||Project Progress Monitoring Forms
Module supervisor and teaching staff
All academic staff supervising BS831 Research Projects as allocated by the School
School Undergraduate Office, email: bsugoffice (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)
Travel costs for approved work placements and live projects for this module may be covered wholly or partly at the discretion of the department. Please check with your module supervisor for details.
Dr Clive Butler
The University of Exeter
Associate Professor of Microbial Biochemistry
Available via Moodle
Of 170 hours, 31 (18.2%) hours available to students:
139 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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