Module Details

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Title MRES RESEARCH PROJECT
Code LIFE706
Coordinator Dr SV Antonyuk
Biochemistry
S.Antonyuk@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 7 FHEQ Whole Session 120

Aims

To give a student the opportunity to work in a guided but independent fashion on an area of research related to the chosen pathway, making use of the knowledge and skills acquired elsewhere in the programme. This120-credit project offers a student the opportunity to study a single topic in substantial depth.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Plan a piece of original scientific research;

(LO2) Design and perform a coherent set of investigations to test a hypothesis;

(LO3) Present their work in the form of an oral presentation to a scientific audience;

(LO4) Write their final report in the form of a manuscript that would be suitable for submission as a scientific publication.

(S1) Problem solving skills;

(S2) Communication skills;

(S3) Adaptability;

(S4) Organisational skills.


Syllabus

 

Students undertake a 120-credit research project, largely on a single topic, as part of their MRes degree. The project will be closely associated with their chosen pathway and under the direct supervision of a project supervisor. The module is continuously assessed.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Project
Description: Research project
Attendance Recorded: Yes

The lab-based projects used to run from October to August in laboratory environment under face-to-face supervision.

In the Covid-19 situation the lab-based projects will take place in the research laboratories but over a more condensed and time intensive period yet to be agreed. Currently SoLS suggests starting laboratory work in the second semester, while during first semester 1 concentrating on learning project background and non- laboratory techniques applicable to the project with on-line supervision. If circumstances change due to Covid-19 this will be revisited and students will be offered to continue their projects as dry with alternative methodology. When students generate enough data during intensive laboratory period, they could use this data for the final report, alternatively they could analyse the data collected by the team of the supervisor or use modelled data for their report.

Where circumstances do not allow for wet projects, dry projects will be provided (for example modelling, bioinformatics, image analysis, systematic review). In this scenario, supervision and project work will be remote. Projects will be provided that could be adapted to a dry project to allow for remote working.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours           800

800
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 400
TOTAL HOURS 1200

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
A preliminary report on the research project. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous online electronic assessment. Assessment S  1500-2500 words    10       
A presentation on the current progress of the project There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (W  15 minute online pre    10       
Supervisors assessment of the student's work during the project There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment S  Assessed from the pr    20       
Final MRes project report There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :summer semester  Suggested word lengt    60       

Recommended Texts

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