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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Analytical Science Literature Survey
Module Code BE493
School School of Biotechnology
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Konstantinos Gkrintzalis
Semester 2: Konstantinos Gkrintzalis
Autumn: Konstantinos Gkrintzalis
Module TeachersPaul Cahill
Phil Cummins
Rosaleen Devery
Anne Parle-McDermott
Christine Loscher
Ciaran Fagan
Dermot Walls
Naomi Walsh
Denise Harold
Keith Rochfort
Konstantinos Gkrintzalis
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To provide skill in utilising library and computer scientific information. To teach methods of collating, analysing and compiling a review on a chosen subject.

Learning Outcomes

1. Research the pertinent literature relevant to a given topic using, in particular, published scientific articles as sources
2. Discriminate between articles that are more relevant/less relevant
3. Critically evaluate in an original way the contributions of various discoveries to the understanding of the topic
4. Compose a written document to present critical contributions in a structured way
5. Integrate references to the source material appropriately
6. Present to an audience a clear and informative description of the topic
7. Explain and defend the interpretation of the topic to an audience, through dialogue

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture45No Description
Directed learning45No Description
Independent Study35No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

The student will choose from a variety of research topics provided by the academic staff of the School of Biological Sciences at the start of semester

Student will develop a number of skills which will be important in almost any discipline or professional activity, including the ability to

Locate and retrieve relevant (scientific) information from a variety of sources, books, journals and the internet

Organise information in a logically, structured and coherent fashion with reference to specified objectives.

Critically evaluate and compare information

Present information in a clear and concise manner, while adhereing to the conventions of scientific writing and the relevant format guidelines provided.

The literature review should be approximately 30 pages in length and contain complete index, short summary, introduction specific sections, conclusion and bibliography.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    ASBSc in Analytical Science
    Date of Last Revision26-MAY-08

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