10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: A-Level Biology or Equivalent Scientific Qualification

Aims/Description: The aims of the course are (i) to provide students with an insight into current issues in animal and plant sciences through the medium of research presentations, (ii) to foster and develop skills in the acquisition, processing and presentation of information and, (iii) to develop skills in written and oral communication. During this course students will be required to attend seminars presented by a variety of external speakers (each an authority in their field). Students will have the opportunity to discuss the topics and issues raised during workshops, and submit short abstracts on selected talks.

Staff Contact: Professor Mike Siva-Jothy
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Animal and Plant Sciences):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK