Master’s studies

Syllabus for Degree Project D in Bioinformatics

Examensarbete D i bioinformatik

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1MB720
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Bioinformatics A1E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G).
  • Established: 2009-03-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2011-04-28
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 18, 2011
  • Entry requirements: 45 credits of completed courses year one of the Master programme in Bioinformatics, including one starting course. Degree projects in certain specialisations demand courses at advanced level that are necessary for the project.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should be able to


  • show a deep knowledge within the chosen field of bioinformatics a self-chosen part of the bioinformatics

  • search, interpret and compile relevant scientific literature

  • delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientific study of the problem, choose appropriate methods, carry out the study, interpret and evaluate the results and, if applicable, generate falsifiable a hypotheses to explain the observations present the results in correct language for different target groups both in scientific and in popular form

Content

An independent project is carried out, where the knowledge from earlier completed courses are applied. The assignment is guided by a supervisor in close connection to ongoing research or development.

To achieve the objectives, the student shall


  • under supervision delimit a scientific problem, investigate it, interpret and evaluate the results and present the project in oral and written form

  • search, evaluate and compile information relevant for the chosen problem

  • actively participate in seminars and other activities at the department where the project is carried out

Instruction

The teaching is devised individually dependent on the direction of the project. Supervision is provided individually or in group.

Assessment

To pass, a passed oral and written presentation of the degree project at a seminar project is required. The written presentation should consist of a scientific report, a popular summary and a summary in English.

Reading list

Applies from: week 13, 2013

Determined individually after consultation with the student.