Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Research Seminars

LEVEL 05 - Postgraduate Modular Diploma or Degree Course



DESCRIPTION Students are expected to participate in the programme of Continuing Education and Research Seminars in Life Science and Biotechnology that is conducted by the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery as published at the beginning of each semester (

Students will submit a critical review on a topic of their choice from among those presented and should include the background to the project discussed, its methodology and results. Students are encouraged to comment on the relevance of the topic to their chosen research project with special regard to applicability of techniques.

In addition, students will be expected to give one seminar presentation, on the topic of their own research. Seminar presentation and critique shall be judged by at least two members of the Board of Studies. Marks will be awarded on the clarity and understanding of the work presented. Students should address why experiments were carried out and suggest possible future experimental designs using the relevant results presented.

Learning Objectives

Communications skills are an important part of scientific endeavour. Students will learn how to present their own research results and ideas largely through example (by attending seminars).

Reading List

Various Internet Resources are available.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment See note below Yes 20%
Assignment See note below Yes 20%
Presentation See note below No 60%
Note: Assessment due will vary according to the study-unit availability.


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It should be noted that all the information in the description above applies to study-units available during the academic year 2021/2. It may be subject to change in subsequent years.