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Postgraduate Course: Research Project or Industrial Placement (MSc Biotechnology) (PGBI11065)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biological Sciences CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits60
Home subject areaPostgraduate Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionExperience of the practical, hands-on aspects of Biotechnology as a research and development activity is an important part of Masters level training. We will offer laboratory project based training in carrying out early development stage biotech research projects in academic laboratories will be offered, as individual and as team-based projects. In addition, new schemes to offer experience of placement for project and support work in industrial and start-up biotech companies are available, although numbers are limited.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 21/04/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 600 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 588 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
At the end of the placement a student should have:

&ĚRelevant experience of project and consultative work in biotechnology laboratories and companies.

Assessment Information
Project or placement dissertation, incorporating critical review and analysis of a specific biotechnology problem and potential area of future innovation and opportunity.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsBIOTECH Res Proj
Contacts
Course organiserDr David Arnot
Tel: (0131 6)50 5503
Email: D.E.Arnot@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Anderson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8643
Email: Sarah.H.Anderson@ed.ac.uk
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