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BIOL3034 Laboratory 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 component of the project. The laboratory work is related to the appropriate degree programme. Each student is assigned to an appropriate supervisor who will advise on and direct the project. The aim of this module is to allow students to carry out an extensive laboratory-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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Produce a dissertation on an agreed laboratory based project, which contains an introduction (about 2,500 words) on the background scientific literature
  • Design and test scientific hypotheses
  • Design and perform laboratory experiments in a chosen area of research
  • Collect record and interpret laboratory 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 laboratory work is related to the appropriate degree programme. Each student is assigned to an appropriate supervisor who will advise on and direct the project.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Practical work and individual study

TypeHours
Supervised time in studio/workshop100
Independent Study200
Total study time300

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Dissertation 75%
Laboratory 10%
Oral presentation 15%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Diligence and Initiative 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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