Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences
60.000 Credyd neu 30.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Anil Shirsat
Please note: This module is only available to students on College of Natural Sciences Degree Programmes
This is a major component of the M.Sc. Programme. All registered students who have passed the theory modules undertake a research project under the supervision of a member of academic staff. The project addresses a biological question or topic by practical experimentation in a laboratory setting. Experimental work will be conducted either as an individual or as a member of a small group researching related aspects of a single topic. The projects are generally fluid in nature, with the direction of investigation being dictated by results obtained, or problems encountered. Results are presented in a written report and through an oral presentation to student peers and academic staff. This module is designed to give students experience in conducting independent research. It will provide training and experience in molecular biology and biotechnology techniques, in the manipulation of data, in the production of an M.Sc. project thesis and will enable students to critically analyse literature pertaining to the subject area.
Projects will be offered in a number of areas including Recombinant protein expression, Plant Biotechnology, Marine Biotechnology, Environmental Genomics, Environmental Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. The exact nature of the projects will be determined by the individual supervisors, and communicated to the students well in advance of the commencement of the Research project.
The student must show a good understanding of how to investigate a biological subject and demonstrate ability to follow basic protocols. The literature review will form an adequate introduction to the project such that someone not expert in the field may understand the significance of results presented, be comprehensive and show clear knowledge of the background. A variety of relevant sources of literature will be documented. The student will have a good grasp of the research subject. The literature review will be comprehensive and show clear knowledge of the background. The report will be clearly written and interpretation of the results will relate directly to the initial hypothesis. Experimental work will proceed in an efficient and productive manner.
Thoroughly competent appreciation of the subject with no major errors or misunderstandings. Presentation of the material in a logical and ordered manner. The answer would usually be expected to show evidence of gleaning information from background reading, although an excellent synthesis of the lecture material could gain marks towards the lower end of this category. No demonstration of great originality.
The student will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the subject matter through the literature review, and understand the relevance of the research programme to address hypotheses. Data will be accurately interpreted in order to draw logical conclusions pertinent to the formulated hypotheses. The results must be clearly presented in a well-written report. The student will be able to critically evaluate experimental protocols. Complete familiarity with the subject, showing confidence in handling pertinent facts and arguments. Demonstration of assimilation and understanding of the material gleaned from a variety of sources including lectures, books, reviews and articles in the scientific literature. Ability to present material with a strong element of originality, individuality and insight and to integrate it into a broad biological context. Conveys a convincing impression of being an authority on the subject.
Locate, interpret and collate information from a variety of sources.
Formulate a hypothesis on which to base a research study.
Collate, analyse and draw conclusions from information/data in relation to the initial hypothesis.
Communicate information through a report written in an appropriate scientific style.
Communicate clearly the results of the project to peers and members of staff as part of a Panopto video presentation
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Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Develop and identify research question(s) and/or hypotheses as the basis for investigation.
- Conduct fieldwork and/or laboratory work competently with awareness of appropriate risk assessment and ethical considerations
- Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
- Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
- Collect, analyse and interpret primary and/or secondary data using appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques.
- Engagement with current developments in the biosciences and their application.
- Appreciation of the complexity and diversity of life processes through the study of organisms.
- Engage in debate and/or discussion with specialists and non-specialists using appropriate language.
- Undertake field and/or laboratory studies of living systems.
- Undertake practical work to ensure competence in basic experimental skills.
- Demonstrate awareness of the importance of risk assessment and relevant legislation
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr