60 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module provides the opportunity to learn techniques and methodologies to test a specific scientific hypothesis and to learn how to work in a laboratory. From a database of potential projects, students select and investigate those that are particularly interesting to them. One selected project will be assigned to each student, who will carry out 20 weeks of research, culminating in a dissertation describing their work. Students will be supervised individually under an academic member of staff. Students will engage in the other scientific activities of their research group.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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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