MICR 360: Special Topics - Preparation for Postgraduate Study
18 points - Full Year
MICR 360 will introduce you to the world of research. You will be taught how to analyse work published by other scientists and how to present scientific research in both written and oral formats. You will be challenged to think critically.
MICR 360 is ideal for those students intending to move into post-graduate degrees in Microbiology and Immunology, and will prepare you for the tutorial-based fourth year course work.
The paper is divided into four modules, each covering a different research area in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology: Molecular Microbiology, Virology, Immunology and Medical Microbiology.
Entry requires Head of Department approval. Generally B+ grades in 200-level Microbiology and Immunology papers would be regarded as a minimum level for entry.
Tutorial course overview
MICR 360 is a tutorial-based paper. Tutorials will familiarise you with scientific papers (how to read them, how to interpret data and how to put them into context). You will be encouraged to bring your own ideas and put them forward.
MICR 360 is 100% internally assessed. 60% of the assessment is on the course content (4 x 15% assessments) and 40% is on research skills learnt throughout the year ( 2 x 20% assessments). There is no final exam.
Room 208, Microbiology Building
Reading for the course will include relevant scientific papers and the reading material will be posted on Blackboard in the week prior to the tutorial.
For further information on this paper, please contact Course Convenor Roslyn Kemp (479-7708, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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