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BIOL3069 In-Silico Research Project

Module Overview

Each student undertakes an investigation which includes both practical and theoretical components. The theory component will consist of a critical review of the literature relating to the proposed experimental/analytical component of the project. The topic of the work is related to the appropriate degree programme. Each student is assigned to an appropriate supervisor who will advise on and direct the project and the preparation of a written report. The aim of this module is to allow students to carry out an extensive biological data-based project on a special topic related to his/her main area of study, and to complete a literature survey on a topic related to this area of research

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to allow students to carry out an extensive computer-based project on a special topic related to his/her main area of study, and to complete a literature survey on a topic related to this area of research

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Produce a dissertation on an agreed biological data-based project, which contains an introduction (about 3,000 words) on the background scientific literature
  • Design and test scientific hypotheses
  • Design and perform in silico experiments and data analysis in a chosen area of research
  • Collect, record and interpret in silico data.

Syllabus

Each student undertakes an investigation which includes both practical and theoretical components. The theory component will consist of a critical review of the literature relating to the proposed experimental component of the project. The in silico work is related to the appropriate degree programme. Each student is assigned to an appropriate supervisor who will advise on and direct the project and the preparation of a written report. Students doing ecology-based projects are recommended to have completed modules BIOL2008 and BIOL2004.

Special Features

• Design, conduct and write-up a research project under supervision. • Place the background to your project and its results into the context of the wider scientific literature. • Present a coherent written and oral description of your project in your own words and style. • Synthesise information from several different sources. • Use data and other information properly to support your arguments.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Computer based data analysis work and individual study

TypeHours
Project supervision16
Demonstration4
Wider reading or practice280
Total study time300

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 100%
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