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BC5002 - Advanced Research in Molecular and Cell Biology 1 of 2

[Not offered in 2020]

Credit points: 12
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band
Subject chain: BC5002 BC5003
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

BC5002 and BC5003, in combination, constitute the full year Masters research project in the Discipline of Molecular & Cell Biology. The subject is a combination of a major research project and assignments: · To extend the students understanding of molecular genetics, cell biology and/or bioinformatics by completing assignments; · To allow students to develop practical skills in molecular genetics, cell biology and/or bioinformatics by undertaking a major research project. These outcomes will contribute to your overall achievement of course learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • prepare a dissertation of a high standard on the original research topic and compare and contrast the results obtained with those reported in the literature;
  • incisively review the scientific literature on a particular topic and devise a research program of a high standard to answer questions raised on that topic;
  • formulate prose for a scientific audience;
  • prepare a research project proposal;
  • conduct a research project in a professional manner;
  • present a research project to a scientific audience.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (15%)
  • Invigilated > Thesis - (50%)
  • Viva (oral defense) - (10%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (10%)
  • Evaluation of professional conduct - (15%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.