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BIO570_1

Research Seminars 1

This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


The course covers important aspects when conducting research, and its written and oral presentation. The following aspects are covered: aids for literature search, writing tools, ethical principles when conducting and writing research, avoidance of plagiarism, copyright and presentation techniques. The students will be put in Groups and given a research "problem/topic". The groups will work out a research proposal to be submitted at the end of the term before an oral presentation of the work by all group members.

Learning outcome

The student will acquire knowledge how to plan for conducting research work, how to document the results, and how to write a scientific report. Furthermore, the student will learn how to solve a research problem by finding relevant literature and proposing experimental solutions.

Contents

The course covers important aspects when conducting research, and its written and oral presentation. The following aspects are covered: aids for searching and dealing with literature, writing tools, ethical principles when conducting and writing research, avoidance of plagiarism, copyright and presentation techniques. The students prepare an oral and written presentation og their solutions to a given research problem at the end of the course.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Presentation and hands in
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Presentation1/2 Pass - Fail
Hands in1/2 Pass - Fail
Mandatory presentation of group work and written report.

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Tia Renee Tidwell , Hanne Røland Hagland
Course coordinator
Hanne Røland Hagland
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

Seminars. Mandatory work: presentation of the group work by all group members. Mandatory work demands (such as hand in assignments, lab- assignments, projects, etc) must be approved by subject teacher for completion of the course.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Research Seminars 1 (BIO530_1) 5
Research seminars 1 (MOT250_2) 5
Research Seminars 1 (MOT250_2) 10

Open to

Biological Chemistry - Master of Science Degree Programme

Course assessment

Forms and/or discussion

Literature

K. McMillan & J. Weyers: How to write Dissertations & Project Reports. Pearson, 2011.
Relevant litterature and web links will be provided throughout the course.


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 13.11.2019

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