BB812: Research Project III

Study Board of Science

Teaching language: Danish or English depending on the teacher, but English if international students are enrolled
EKA: N110009102
Censorship: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Odense
Offered in: Autumn, Spring
Level: Master's level course approved as PhD course

STADS ID (UVA): N110009101
ECTS value: 10

Date of Approval: 28-03-2018


Duration: 1 semester

Version: Approved - active

Comment

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).

Entry requirements

None

Academic preconditions

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

Course introduction

The aim of the course is to enable the student to learn how to identify and formulate a research problem (along with the help of a supervisor), and once formulated, how to solve it.

The course builds on the knowledge acquired in the bachelor study in Biology and will provide an academic basis for the master study

In relation to the competence profile of the degree it is the explicit focus of the course to:
  • 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

The learning objectives of the course are that the student demonstrates the ability to:
  • 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

Content

Research projects can be conducted within any topic within Biology in collaboration with one of the researchers at the Biology Department.

Literature

There isn't any litterature for the course at the moment.  

Examination regulations

Exam element a)

Timing

Deadlines - ordinary exam
Projects in fall-semester must be handed 31 January.
Projects in spring-semester must be handed in 31 July. 

Deadlines - reexam
Deadline for handing in projects in the reexam period for winter examination is 1 march at the latest.
Deadline for handing in projects in the reexam period for summer examination is 31 august.

Tests

Project assignment

EKA

N110009102

Censorship

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Full name and SDU username

Language

Normally, the same as teaching language

Examination aids

To be announced during the course

ECTS value

10

Additional information

The project advisor will evaluate the student, based on a written report that describes the results of the research project.


Indicative number of lessons

hours per semester

Teaching Method

There will be a joint introduction in the beginning of the semester, afterwards students will work independently. 5 ECTS equals a workload of approximately 125 hours.

Teacher responsible

Name E-mail Department
Donald Eugene Canfield Dec@biology.sdu.dk Biologisk Institut, Nordcee, Interdisciplinary Centre on Population Dynamics – Four Faculties Affiliates, Danish Institute for Advanced Study

Timetable

3
Monday
18-01-2021
Tuesday
19-01-2021
Wednesday
20-01-2021
Thursday
21-01-2021
Friday
22-01-2021
08 - 09
09 - 10
10 - 11
11 - 12
12 - 13
13 - 14
14 - 15
15 - 16
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Administrative Unit

Biologisk Institut

Team at Registration & Legality

NAT

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