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Research Proposal - BIO00065M

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  • Department: Biology
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Dani Ungar
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2024-25

Module summary

In this module students will learn about different aspects of the research process. Students will work in small groups under the guidance of an academic mentor to develop an innovative research idea into a short grant proposal.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Semester 2 2024-25

Module aims

Students will develop key skills that are needed in research: writing a research proposal and communicating to a non-specialist audience. The research proposal will address a global challenge of current interest and be undertaken as a small group activity. Published papers and discussions with staff will be used to formulate the research question and experimental strategy, and inter-disciplinary approaxhes will be encouraged. An individual 'lay summary' will be written that conveys the importance and impact of the research in non-technical language.

Module learning outcomes

Understand and critique of a range of scientific studies pertinent to a selected global challenge.

Work effectively within a small group to develop an interdisciplinary research proposal.

Effectively communicate a research idea to the public.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Group grant proposal
N/A 80
Essay/coursework
Research seminar abstract
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Group grant proposal
N/A 80
Essay/coursework
Research seminar abstract
N/A 20

Module feedback

Marks for all summative assessments will be made available to you and your supervisor via e:vision. Feedback will be either individual or cohort-level, depending on the assessment format. You should take the opportunity to discuss your marks and feedback with your supervisor.

For exam-style summative assessment, model answers will be provided for all questions along with cohort-level feedback indicating how students answered questions in general. Marks achieved per question will be added to your script.

For coursework assessments (eg. reports or essays) you will receive individual feedback on your work. This will usually be in the form of a feedback sheet that will include suggestions for further improvement.

During the teaching of the module you will receive formative feedback that may be at a whole class or individual level. Such feedback may include: model answers and discussion of workshop questions, summaries of performance in practicals, VLE-based quizzes, individual spoken comments during workshops, individual written comments on formative work.

Indicative reading

N/A



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