BIOL40710 Into the footsteps of a researcher (JLU)

Academic Year 2020/2021

This module will see the student being immersed in a research team of their choice. The students will be part of the discussion group within the research team which typically includes several professors, post-docs and PhD and MSc students. They should be presented with an overview of the type of data which is collected and how it is analysed. They will learn about division of labour within the team, training in modern techniques and at the end the student should be able to demonstrate to a third party.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The students will:
-be able to handle questions in the team;
-be able to present a proper and credible question to be scientifically examined by the team;
-be able to integrate results from different disciplines in the time allotted;
-acquire data management, presentation and social skills;
-learn to develop professional contacts and develop strategies for continuous professional development.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module is delivered through an immersed 'work placement' within a research group and includes field/lab work as well as group discussion and self-reflective and task-based activities. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Examination as per JLU Regulations Unspecified No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.


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