BB812: Research Project III
04004901 (former UVA) is identical with this course description.
A supervisor contract and project statement must be handed in.
Submission is conducted electronically via spoc.sdu.dk/form/1305/submit. Submission must take place no later than 1 week after the semester has started, but it is recommended, that it is handed in as soon as possible. The contract must be approved by supervisor, teaching committee and the head of studies, before the project is started.
Be aware that it is not possible to fill in the form after deadline of submission, since the application system will shut down. The system will reopen in connection with the next course registration, then you can fill out the form for the next semester.
The student will need to develop the research project with a supervising faculty member from the Institute of Biology.
The course is co read with BB811: Research Project II (5 ECTS) and BB812: Research Project III (10 ECTS).
Students taking the course are expected to:
- Be familiar with bachelors curriculum in biology or equivalent
- Have academic and practical skills like those obtained in the bachelor study in Biology or equivalent
- Give the competence to implement new biological solutions and take responsibility for own professional development and specialization
- Give skills to define a research problem; search, with keywords, scientific literature databases for other work whose results support the student’s research project; evaluate the pertinent scientific literature; conduct laboratory experiments, field observations, theoretical modeling, or literature review, as necessary to solve the research problem (if a laboratory project is chosen); analyze data as relevant for addressing the research problem
- Give knowledge and understanding of research topics in biology conducted by members of the staff at the Biology Department or corresponding research institutions
Expected learning outcome
- With the help of a supervisor, define a research problem.
- Search, with keywords, scientific literature databases for other work whose results support the student’s research project.
- Evaluate the pertinent scientific literature.
- Conduct laboratory experiments, field observations, theoretical modeling, or literature review, as necessary to solve the research problem (if a laboratory project is chosen).
- Analyze data as relevant for addressing the research problem.
- Write a report in the structure of a scientific paper. The report should contain:
- An introduction which:
1) provides background and rationale for the chosen research problem,
2) includes a summary of previous work in the area of the research and
3) provides a clear statement of the specific problem to be researched.
- A method section describing the methods to be used.
- A results section presenting the results of the research (whether literature or laboratory based).
- A discussion section where the results are discussed and evaluated
Exam element a)
Projects in spring-semester must be handed in 31 July.
Deadlines - reexam
Deadline for handing in projects in the reexam period for summer examination is 31 august.
The project advisor will evaluate the student, based on a written report that describes the results of the research project.
Indicative number of lessons
|Donald Eugene Canfield||Dec@biology.sdu.dk||Biologisk Institut, Nordcee, Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics – Four Faculties Affiliates, Danish Institute for Advanced Study|
|08 - 09|
|09 - 10|
|10 - 11|
|11 - 12|
|12 - 13|
|13 - 14|
|14 - 15|
|15 - 16|