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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Literature Review & Experimental Design
Module Code BE487
School School of Biotechnology
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Linda Holland
Semester 2: Linda Holland
Autumn: Linda Holland
Module TeachersPaul Cahill
Phil Cummins
Anne Parle-McDermott
Ciaran Fagan
Dermot Walls
Naomi Walsh
Denise Harold
Michael Freeley
Linda Holland
Konstantinos Gkrintzalis
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

To enable students to undertake a review of topics in the fields of genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, metabolism, immunology, biopharmaceuticals and bioinformatics. To develop skills in communication, writing and research design.

Learning Outcomes

1. Discuss literature in a genetics and cell biology topic
2. Compare and contrast different lines of research
3. Create new perspectives on current research progress
4. Develop a plan for research relevant to the topic

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assessment Feedback6.5Discussion and feedback from supervisor
Independent Study181No Description
Total Workload: 187.5

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

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentWritten paper100%Sem 1 End
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

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    GCBBSc in Genetics & Cell Biology

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