Postgraduate Course: Research Project Proposal (Biotechnology) (PGBI11105)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course will start with four lecture/seminars that deal with the frequently ignored nuts and bolts aspects of the workings of scientific life. This phase of the course will end with writing a 2000 word essay. (30% of total course assessment).
This area and problem may or may not be the area in which their actual dissertation project is based.
Lecture 1. How to play the game: Having a scientific idea, doing some experiments, and writing up the results in the form of a ¿scientific paper¿.
Lecture 2. Who gives out grant money, why they do it, and how to get some.
Lecture 3. Choosing a research project, or, If you want to be a scientist, you have to think of a problem that needs solving, that you can solve.
Lecture 4. Going further into academic research or getting a job in industry? What¿s right for you?
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 30,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Once the research topic has been chosen, the student must prepare a grant application (BBSRC format), asking for funds to support the project. The grant must be presented to a panel for a further 30% of the total assessment.
The written application itself will be assessed for the remaining 70% of the course formal submitted work.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Use high-level research skills, practical industrial experience, experience in literature and data evaluation experiment planning and design
- Demonstrate practical experimentation, data analysis, data recording, data interpretation skills
- Create a consultative report
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Better self-organisation, a stronger capacity to think before acting, a greater critical capacity.
|Course organiser||Dr David Arnot
Tel: (0131 6)50 5503
|Course secretary||Ms Andrea Nichol
Tel: (0131 6)50 8643
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