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Students will develop an understanding of the principles of experimental design appropriate for investigating underlying mechanisms of physiological responses. They will also undertake a research project completed over several weeks, which will require them to formulate a suitable hypothesis to investigate a physiological problem, select and test suitable techniques, design appropriate experimental protocols to test their hypothesis, collect and analyse their data, and write a scientific report on their findings.
Intended learning outcomes
LO 1. To learn physiological concepts in a practical setting
LO 2. Understand the principles and elements of experimental design
LO 3. To develop and apply practical skills in how to conduct physiological experiments, and communicate these results in written form
LO 4. To develop and apply skills of critical analysis of scientific literature
LO 5. To develop skills to communicate ideas and physiological concepts in written form
Critical thinking, creative thinking, self-managed learning, adaptability, problem solving, communication skills, interpersonal skills, group work and computer literacy.
Last updated: 25 August 2020