Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces the process of scientific thinking and key scientific methods, including laboratory and field techniques. Methods of data collection are covered, as are skills for locating current research, writing scientific papers, and referencing appropriately. The module also forms the basis for personal development planning provision in the biological sciences, and develops a range of learning and personal skills. The module provides the foundation skills needed for successful study across the Animal Biology and Biology degree programmes.
There are two elements to this module: laboratory skills and transferrable personal skills.
The first element develops key skills for the bioscience degrees. Various laboratory and field methods will be covered, introducing students to a range of techniques.
The second element introduces students to the principles of processes of Personal Development Planning (PDP), and addresses learning and personal skills development. Key skills such as literature searches, referencing, preparing essays and scientific papers and simple data handling. In addition, students will be required to reflect on their learning and employability skills, and plan for on-going personal and career development.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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