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This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct independent research under supervision. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate expertise but may address a broad range of biotechnology issues.
Students will also develop skills in writing scientific reports and giving oral presentations.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing this subject students should have:
- evaluate and critically integrate relevant literature and scientific findings for a biotechnology research project;
- formulate a process by which a researcher can translate an original idea into a final written thesis;
- design and initiate experimental studies to generate data for a biotechnology research project; and
- develop and apply effective communication practices in written, oral and other forms.
Upon completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills:
- identifying, compiling and synthesising new knowledge from observations and the literature;
- acquiring the skills required to make and record scientific observations;
- evaluating and analysing data in an objective manner;
- developing the abilities to formulate hypotheses, succinctly convey and defend a rationale;
- mastering presentation skills, both written and oral; and
- implementing time management skills: the ability to meet regular deadlines while balancing competing commitments
Last updated: 10 November 2023