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BL5499   Advanced Laboratory Research Project

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: variable, as needed

This project will involve extensive and advanced laboratory work to investigate a defined problem within biochemistry, appropriate to the MBiochem degree. The project will involve initiative and independence in experimental design and in pursuing the literature, excellent experimental and analytical techniques. The project will begin with an assessed project proposal and culminate in the production of a high-quality dissertation that integrates an awareness of the project subject and a critical, extensive and detailed knowledge of the relevant theories, concepts and principals. Students will be allocated to a member of staff within the School of Biology who will guide and advise them in research activities throughout the academic year. The project will be presented in the form of a proposal, a research dissertation, an oral presentation and a viva.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL4601 and pass BL4602

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 dedicated meeting with supervisor per week.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 567

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 25%
Coursework: 75%

Re-assessment: Resubmission of failed item(s) of Coursework


Module teaching staff: Individual Supervisors across the School of Biology