CSC8390 : Research Skills for Bioinformatics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Angel Goni-Moreno
- Lecturer: Dr Paul Ezhilchelvan, Professor Marcus Kaiser
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
To build up research and key skills involving literature searching skills, presentation skills, communication, time management, team working and management.
Outline Of Syllabus
Key Literature Searching skills
Ethical, legal and social implications of computational biology
Production of a research project plan
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||22||1:00||22:00||Lecture follow-up|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||10||1:00||10:00||Lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||8||1:00||8:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||10||1:00||10:00||Background reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will be used to introduce the learning material and for demonstrating the key concepts by example. Students are expected to follow-up lectures within a few days by re-reading and annotating lecture notes to aid deep learning.
Students aiming for 1st class marks are expected to widen their knowledge beyond the content of lecture notes through background reading.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Research proposal||2||M||80||Format of a standard research council application|
|Prof skill assessmnt||2||M||20||Powerpoint slides|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The production of a research project plan will be a major component of the assessment for this module and will test the students’ ability to plan their research and understand how the project they have identified could be executed and assessed. The presentation will assess the students’ ability to effectively communicate their research plans.