Undergraduate Course: Synoptic Skills (Genetics/ Molecular Genetics/ Molecular Biology/ Cell Biology) (MOGE10007)
|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||This course focuses on skills for a research environment. These include writing a project proposal and oral presentation.
This course will cover:
- practical skills, including those relevant to lab research projects (eg. simple quantitation/calculation of molarity/dilutions for accurate pipetting; positive and negative controls; sample size and statistics).
- project grant proposal: aims; introduction; justification; methods; potential problems/solutions; costs; timeline.
- public speaking skills (debates/presentation/question and answer sessions).
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)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||- 5 point test (ICA) on theoretical lab skills (50%)
- 4 point written grant proposal (40%)
- 1 point oral "pitch" for proposal (10%).
||Students will be given feedback on their mock test; grant proposals, proposal presentations and synoptic test.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- carry out experimental design and interpretation
- write grant proposals
- improve public speaking skills
- basic laboratory skills
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Heidrun Interthal
Tel: (0131 6)50 5389
|Course secretary||Miss Donna Wright
Tel: (0131 6)51 7051