Aims/Description: This module will expose students to cutting edge research through seminars given by leading experts and the latest published material. Students will attend cross-discipline research forum meetings and specialist seminar series across the university, in addition to a research symposium held in the summer. Students will be shown how to engage with primary research material and will gain experience presenting and discussing complex issues raised in these seminars to their peers. In addition, students will be introduced to good ethical practice within academic research and how various career pathways, linked to their studies, work.

Staff Contact: TURNER CLAIRE E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Placements, Independent Study,
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

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

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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.

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