Aims/Description: This module utilises seminar programmes within Biological Sciences to expose students to the most recent developments in a wide range of Biological subjects. Students evaluate and discuss these topics in informal discussion groups in open forum workshops. The student is required to select topics for further research where the content of the seminar is critically evaluated using the literature and provide a notebook containing their notes concerning each seminar. This module fosters and develops skills in the acquisition, processing and presentation of information as well as in written and oral communication: the emphasis is on succinct and precise communication.

Staff Contact: Dr Stephen Rolfe
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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