School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Essential Skills for Biologists

Module code: BIO100

Credits: 10.0
Semester: YEAR
Timetable:

    Tutorial
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Wednesday 9 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 10; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 3: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11; Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6: Wednesday 10 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 9, 11: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 5, 9: Wednesday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 9: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4, 6: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 2, 4, 6: Wednesday 9 am - 10 am
    Workshop
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 10: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 5: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 10: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 5, 10: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Brendan Curran
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module covers some of the fundamental skills required by biologists. This module is structured around three main themes:

(1) Acquiring Essential Skills. This module will support students in acquiring a variety of key skills such as essay writing, information handling, oral and written communication skills, literature search techniques and appropriate use of referencing and citations.

(2) Considering the role of biological sciences in the "real world". Through personal investigations, workshops on critical thinking and a series of talks from professionals, students will be encouraged to consider the role of biological sciences in an applied context and gain a more global perspective of their discipline.

(3) Exploring Career Pathways. Students will be given an opportunity to explore various career choices, to reflect on their own career aspirations and to meet with professional scientists from diverse backgrounds.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 50.0% Examination, 50.0% Coursework
Level: 4