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BL5000   Research Project Development and Methodology

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Only available to students on the MBiochem, MBiol and MMarBiol

This distance learning module will look in detail at the processes involved in creating a scientific research project. The aim of the module is for the students to develop independent thought in experimental design. While on placement a series of online assessments will test the students' ability to critically analyse research literature identify core and specialised techniques in the biosciences design experiments for specific research questions quantitatively and statistically analyse data and publish research in the appropriate manner. The students should ultimately gain valuable skills necessary for successful independent research careers.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take BL4601

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 hours of tutorials over the semester

Module is a placement or study abroad

Scheduled learning hours: 5

Guided independent study hours: 297

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Assessment consists of 100% coursework

As defined by QAA
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Re-assessment consists of 100% coursework. Resubmission of failed item(s) of Coursework


Module coordinator: Dr J Nairn
Module teaching staff: Dr Jacqueline Nairn, Dr Gerald Prescott, Dr Ulrich Schwarz-Linek, Dr V Anne Smith, Prof Martin Ryan