Syllabus for Project Work in Biology

Projektarbete i biologi

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1BG367
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Biology A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-05-10
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including alt 1) 60 credits biology and 30 credits chemistry or 30 credits earth sciences. alt 2) 90 credits biology. For admission, a project plan approved by the department is required.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student should have gained experience and basic knowledge in planning, implementing and presenting of work in project form. On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • in extent and in time delimit and plan for a study of a problem
  • present the methods used in the project
  • search, evaluate and compile relevant information to the problem
  • select appropriate methods
  • examine, interpret and evaluate the results of the study
  • present the results in correct language, orally and in writing, in an appropriate form for the project.

Content

An independent investigation, a research project or developmental work is carried out, guided by a supervisor from within the industry, a public authority or an academic department. Project methodology.

Instruction

Instruction is given in the form of individual supervision at the workplace.

Assessment

Written and oral presentation of the project work including an analysis of how it is to work within a project. 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019

Determined individually after consultation with the student.