Undergraduate Course: Genetics Research Project (GENE10019)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Students will carry out a research project under the supervision of a member of staff. This occupies most of the second semester.
Tutorial sessions are held during semester one to develop critical skills for data analysis and interpretation.
Specific taught sessions will cover writing skills for abstract and grant proposal preparation.
Project performance is assessed by the supervisor:
- understanding the project and its aims
- technical ability
- communication, initiative and independence
- commitment to the project
- record keeping
Project written report is assessed for:
- quality of presentation
- clear and logical description of the project aim and background
- clear description of methodology and results obtained
- discussion and interpretation of results
Short oral presentations will be assessed by programme organisers.
- clear aims
- clear slides
- audibility, timing and enthusiasm
- clear summary
- handling of questions
The data-interpretation exam will assess the ability of students to understand and interpret complex experimental data; the importance of controls; and appropriate statistical analysis.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 250,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 14,
Online Activities 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 5,
Other Study Hours 50,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Researching and writing your project, preparing for your presentation
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Project performance 5 points
Project written report 30 points
Project oral presentation 5 points
Data interpretation exam 20 points
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Data Interpretation Examination||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- interpret data and critically assess the scientific literature.
- become proficient in Genetic practical laboratory techniques
- plan and execute your own experiments and interpret the results of those experiments.
- present and discuss scientific results through a written project report.
- orally present your experimental results and conclusions in a clear and succinct fashion.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Practical lab skills
Data interpretation skills
Communication within a group
Written and oral presentation skills
|Course organiser||Dr Heidrun Interthal
Tel: (0131 6)50 5389
|Course secretary||Miss Donna Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7051