Biology Online Module Handbook

BL5440 Major Review Paper in Evolutionary Biology

(BL5440 online module handbook version 28)

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Students will prepare a major review paper, reviewing a current topic in evolutionary biology. Extensive one-to-one work with staff will afford students the opportunity to produce a highly polished article. The paper will be submitted for peer (classmate) review, and will receive editorial guidance on changes from staff before a final version is submitted.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Michael Morrissey
mbm5@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463738
Pre-requisite Modules:
BL2105 and BL3307, possible exceptions on discretion of instructors*
Anti-requisite Modules:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
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

BL5440: Timetable

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Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
22-09-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Dyers Brae
Seminar Room 2
mbm5,oeg,ag243

Lecture L1: Intro to BL5440 and review articles
2017-8_BL5440_L1

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
29-09-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Dyers Brae
Seminar Room 2
mbm5,oeg,ag243

Tutorial T1: Preliminary ideas for review topics
2017-8_BL5440_T1

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
20-10-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Dyers Brae
Seminar Room 2
mbm5,oeg,ag243

Tutorial T2: Student presentations
2017-8_BL5440_T2

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
03-11-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Dyers Brae
Seminar Room 2
mbm5,oeg,ag243

Lecture L2: Manuscript preparation
2017-8_BL5440_L2

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
10-11-2017
09:00 to 11:00
Dyers Brae
Seminar Room 2
mbm5,oeg,ag243

Lecture L3: The peer review process
2017-8_BL5440_L3
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)

BL5440: Reading List

Click for BL5440 reading list

BL5440: Assessment

Coursework = 100%*

(MMS assessment data cached: 28 March 2018 22:20:20.)


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 Michael Morrissey mbm5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Michael Morrissey mbm5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Michael Morrissey mbm5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Michael Morrissey mbm5@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

BL5440: Contributing Staff

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)

BL5440: Learning Outcomes

No details are currently available for Learning Outcomes

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)

BL5440: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - leading
    • Group discussion - participating
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • "Full" practical write-up (Intro, Methods, Results, Discussion)
    • Review article on given topic
    • Critically evaluating sources/information
    • Finding literature
    • Referencing
    • Sourcing figures/tables
    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)