Aims/Description: The aim of this module is to provide the opportunity to learn and apply research methods to test a specific scientific hypothesis and to develop good laboratory technique in appropriate methods and good, safe, professional laboratory behaviour. A list of projects will be made available and students will be asked to select their top choices. Having being assigned a project of their choice, the students will carry out a 25-week research project and will present a poster of their preliminary findings around the half way mark. Upon completion of the project, the student will submit a dissertation of their research for assessment, which will also form the basis for an oral examination. Students will also be expected to attend and actively contribute to unit seminars, research group and supervisor meetings to learn and experience the day-to-day role of a scientific researcher.

Staff Contact: FENWICK MARK A
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Placements, Independent Study
Assessment: Practical skills assessment, Presentation, Project/ portfolio, Vivavoce

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Oncology and Metabolism):

Teaching timetable


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