CSC8393 : Research Project for Synthetic Biology
- Offered for Year: 2020/21
- Module Leader(s): Dr Paolo Zuliani
- Owning School: Computing
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
|Semester 3 Credit Value:||60|
To provide an opportunity to pursue original research.
To give experience in working independently, with a minimum of external structuring.
To apply knowledge gained from the other modules in the programme.
This module involves carrying out a substantial research project in Synthetic Biology.
Outline Of Syllabus
Students are expected to choose a project from a list offered by potential supervisors, or to propose their own project and find a suitable supervisor.
Following on from the production of a research proposal in CSC8333, during semester 2, students undertake the main development work for their project and produce their final dissertation. They are also required to demonstrate what they have achieved.
Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Demonstration of reproducibility and project approach/results|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Ethics form|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||291||1:00||291:00||writing dissertation|
|Guided Independent Study||Project work||97||5:00||485:00||Work on proposed project|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Dissertation/project related supervision||20||1:00||20:00||supervisor meetings|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Supervisor meetings provide guidance on approach and methods, and assess progress, providing feedback.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Dissertation||3||M||100||16 page Bioinformatics Journal Style Paper|
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
|Prof skill assessmnt||M||Ethics form|
|Design/Creative proj||M||Demonstration of reproducibility and project approach/results|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Project supervision meetings will offer advice on approaches and review progress. Students are expected to undertake a substantial piece of work on their own with guidance from a supervisor.
The dissertation assesses the student’s ability to plan and execute a research project.