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BS942 - Project

  • Module code: BS942
  • Module name: Project
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 60

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The project provides the student with the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained during the taught elements of the course and extend their learning experience into an in-depth investigation of pertinent literature, data bases and published research on a topic aligned with their areas of expertise and aspirations. The aim is to provide the student with the opportunity to carry out an original piece of extended literature based research building and enhancing their skills collating, interpreting and presenting data and information. The project topics will be such as to avoid presentation of straight forward literature reviews, there will be an inherently high expectation for discussion and critical evaluation of the topic.

Principal learning outcomes

"(a) Subject knowledge and understanding. An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the problems associated with, and expectations of, the biotechnology and bioprocessing industries. Demonstrate the application (advantages and limitations) of a number of the concepts, models and strategies from across the taught modules. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and application of the relevant literature. Present insights into biotechnology and bioprocessing business management. (b) Key Skills: Oral communication and discussion with relevant experts. Formatting of written presentations. Use of research and literature data bases. Use of IT. (c) Cognitive skills. The ability to: critically appraise and evaluate data; formulate and test concepts and hypotheses; derive practical strategies and recommendations."

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
60 CATS (Module code: BS942-60)
A1 (Assessed work only) 15,000 word dissertation 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Postgraduate Medical Biotechnology and Business Management (J7N2) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A