FF501: First year project

Study Board of Science

Teaching language: Danish or English depending on the teacher
EKA: N700006112, N700006102
Assessment: Second examiner: None, Second examiner: Internal
Grading: Pass/Fail, 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Spring
Level: Bachelor

STADS ID (UVA): N700006101
ECTS value: 10

Date of Approval: 14-10-2022


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Approved - active

Entry requirements

None

Academic preconditions

The contents of 1st-2nd semester courses of either Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Biomedicine, Pharmacy or  Chemistry are assumed to be known.

Course introduction

Students will learn project work by planning and implementing a project in natural sciences to acquire skills in collaboration, communication, sharing of experiences, scientific methodology and handling of a scientific question. Specific competences depend on the selected project and are presented in the project descriptions.

Expected learning outcome

At the end of the course the student is expected to:

  • Plan and complete a project based on a scientific question and related design (theoretical project or experimental research)
  • Handle the most common IT-tools, communicate, collaborate and share knowledge by itslearning and MS Teams
  • Write a report and make a poster of the project
  • Undertake a thorough literature search for analysis and discussion in the report, in the oral presentations
  • Communicate the project at a poster conference
  • Make an oral presentation of the project
  • Demonstrate overview and skills to discuss and motivate important aspects of the project at the oral exam

Content

  1. Chemistry
  2. Pharmacy
  3. Biology
  4. Biochemistry and Molecular biology
  5. Biomedicine
  6. Health Science (Only for students of pharmacy and pharmaceutical science)
  7. Interdisciplinary projects, which involves 2-3 of the topics above

Students can either choose a monospecific project, in which it is possible to go into details of a scientific topic within one of the disciplines 1-7 or choose an interdisciplinary project, in which the topic covers several
disciplines. Most monospecific topics will naturally lead to interdisciplinary training (for example, in order to do a project on
environmental biology, it will be necessary to learn some chemistry). It is possible to focus on interdisciplinary training by choosing an interdisciplinary project.

Literature

See itslearning for syllabus lists and additional literature references.

Examination regulations

Prerequisites for participating in the exam element a)

Timing

Spring

Tests

Participation in meetings and mandatory mini-courses

EKA

N700006112

Assessment

Second examiner: None

Grading

Pass/Fail

Identification

Full name and SDU username

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

To be announced during the course

ECTS value

0

Additional information

The prerequisite is made up of four parts. All parts must be passed in order to participate in the exam:

  1. Participation in meetings with supervisor
  2. Participation in midterm seminar
  3. Complete mandatory mini courses
  4. Active participation in group work in preparation of the project report

Exam element a)

Timing

June

Tests

Oral examination

EKA

N700006102

Assessment

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Duration

30 minutes

Examination aids

Allowed

ECTS value

10

Additional information

The final evaluation requires approval/acceptance of four elements:

  1. Project report
  2. Process analysis
  3. Poster presentation and
  4. Individual oral examination consisting of a presentation based on the report and questions in the report.

Point 1 - 3 must be approved to achieve a pass grade in the oral examination.
The assessment of points 1 - 3, including the project report, is only valid up to and including the re-examination period of the same year.


Re-exam in August after appointment with the supervisor.

Indicative number of lessons

supervision hours are coordinated with the supervisor

Teaching Method

February / MarchSelection of project and supervisor based
on informational meeting and the written information.

During the
selection of project, groups are formed. The groups consisting of 3 to 6 students.

March-June:

  1. project planning in collaboration with the supervisor. The project is identified and the project is planned.
  2. Achieving the required tools and competences through one or more mini-courses. The mini-course in Poster production are mandatory for all students, whereas other
    mini-courses can be taken as needed. It appears from the specific project description, if more mini-courses are mandatory for the selected project. 
  3. Collection of knowledge, experimental design, and execution of experiments
  4. Mid-term seminar with presentation of problem
  5. Knowledge analysis, data processing
  6. Reporting, process analysis and production of poster

Supervision: You can expect a minimum of one supervisor meeting per week during the project weeks.

Teacher responsible

Name E-mail Department
Søren Sten Hansen shan@sdu.dk Det Naturvidenskabelige Fakultetssekretariat

Timetable

Administrative Unit

Det Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet

Team at Educational Law & Registration

NAT

Offered in

Odense

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