Pre-requisites: MBB361

Aims/Description: This unit builds upon the skills in literature searching and interpretation developed in the Library Project and Data Handling units at level 3. It is designed to lead to a comprehensive understanding of the literature, approaches and techniques relevant to the Extended Research Project (MBB403) or Project in Industry (MBB404). It will result in the production of a literature review appropriate for inclusion in a postgraduate thesis. The exact nature and scope of the literature review will be determined by discussion between the student and the supervisor, with additional input from the industrial supervisor for those students taking MBB404. Assessment will be on the basis of the literature review.

Restrictions on availability: Only available to students registered in MBB

Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology):

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