Syllabus for Degree Project D in Applied Biotechnology

Examensarbete D i tillämpad bioteknik

Syllabus

  • 15 credits
  • Course code: 1BG353
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Applied Biotechnology A1E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-08-30
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2021-10-20
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 27, 2022
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree and, in addition at least 30 credits in applied biotechnology at Master's level, including Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. Admission requires a project plan accepted by the department.
  • Responsible department: Biology Education Centre

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

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

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 27, 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

Determined individually after consultation with the student.