Biology Online Module Handbook

BL5000 Research Project Development and Methodology

(BL5000 online module handbook version 25)

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Credits: 30*

Semester: 3

Module Organiser
Dr Jacqueline Nairn
jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463604
Pre-requisite Modules:
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Anti-requisite Modules:
You cannot take this module if you take BL4601*
Post-requisite Modules:
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Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL5000: Timetable

Legend (not all modules have every event type):
lecture
tutorial
workshop
practical
other

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
18-09-2018
11:00 to 12:00
Online
Skype Tutorial
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T1: Introduction
2018-9_BL5000_T1

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
02-10-2018
11:00 to 12:00
Online
Skype Tutorial
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T2: Task 1
2018-9_BL5000_T2

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
30-10-2018
11:00 to 12:00
Online
Skype Tutorial
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T3: Task 2
2018-9_BL5000_T3

Semester 2: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
29-01-2019
11:00 to 12:00
Online
Skype Tutorial
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T4: Task 3
2018-9_BL5000_T4

Semester 2: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
12-03-2019
11:00 to 12:00
Online
Skype Tutorial
Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Tutorial T5: Task 4
2018-9_BL5000_T5

Reading Week: 16-Mar-2019 to 31-Mar-2019

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL5000: Assessment

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Assessment:
Developing a Research Question
Due by:
29/10/2018 17:00
Feedback due by:
19/11/2018 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
25%
Assessment:
Experimental Techniques
Due by:
26/11/2018 17:00
Feedback due by:
17/12/2018 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
25%
Assessment:
Research Plan
Due by:
25/02/2019 17:00
Feedback due by:
18/03/2019 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
25%
Assessment:
Research Outputs - Peer Reveiw
Due by:
08/04/2019 17:00
Feedback due by:
29/04/2019 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
25%

(MMS assessment data cached: 14 November 2018 23:20:08.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL5000: Contributing Staff

Dr Jacqueline Nairn

Dr Jacqueline Nairn
(Module Organiser)

Senior Lecturer jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Jacqueline NairnDr Jacqueline Nairn
(Module Organiser)
Senior Lecturer jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL5000: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL5000 successfully should be able to:

  • develop novel and interesting research questions from scientific research literature
  • assess the strength and limitations of experimental techniques and discuss how these would influence their use within research projects
  • develop a course of experiments that addresses a defined research question
  • understand the requirements for publishing scientific work and the processes by which this work is reviewed
  • develop confidence in designing and planning experimental research projects
  • develop critical evaluation skills
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL5000: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

  • Image analysis
  • Image processing

Transferable Skills

  • Group discussion - participating
  • Research proposal
  • Review article on given topic
  • Critically evaluating sources/information
  • Finding information on the web
  • Finding literature
  • Referencing
  • Ethical considerations
  • Designing experiments
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Policies

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)