Undergraduate Course: Zoology Research Project (ZLGY10028)
|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||The course comprises a major research project in one of the following areas of zoology: parasite biology, animal behaviour, evolution, evolutionary ecology and systematics. A wide range of projects is offered and students are also encouraged to submit their own proposals. Projects are allocated early in Semester 1 with project planning and training, and limited practical work taking place in semester 1; The majority of practical work takes place in Semester 2 (January) and proceeds until thesis hand-in (late April). The project also involves a significant taught training element covering key research skills such as study design, scientific presentation, scientific writing and data analysis and interpretation
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 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 12,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 250,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 6,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 12,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Thesis: 40 points
Class Test: 10 points
Performance: 10 points
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Plan a set of observations or experiments working towards a definite objective and become technically proficient at carrying out the necessary work.
- Analyse the results in an appropriate manner.
- Write up the results clearly and show that you can relate your work to that of others.
- Present your work in the form of short talks and discussion in the Project Group.
- Present your work in the form of the written Project Thesis.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
5 computer labs (practicals)
|Course organiser||Dr Emma Cunningham
Tel: (0131 6)51 3602
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Law
Tel: (0131 6)51 3689