Course Catalog 2012-2013
BIO-3836 Special project in Environmental Biotechnology, 3-8 cr
The content and extent of the special project is agreed separately with the teacher. The extent of the special project can be 3-8 cu. There is an own course code for each extent.
Jaakko Puhakka, Matti Karp
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Book exam, literature review or report.
Completion parts must belong to the same implementation
Principles and baselines related to teaching and learning
After passing the course the student will have the ability to write an extensive literature survey or to work independently in the laboratory as a part of a research group. A student who has compiled a literature survey can produce a review article following the principles of scientific writing. The student can find and classify information as well as write a compilation of research articles and data according to his/her own view, combining and applying information to solve the research problem. The student who has carried out a laboratory project can plan and execute laboratory experiments, and masters the essential laboratory methods in environmental biotechnology as well the use of research instrumentation. The student can also perform comparative analysis and draw conclusions from research data, and report the findings both orally and in writing. The project can also be an exam on a environmental biotechnology text book.
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|1.||Laboratory project: independent laboratory work as a part of a research group, mastering laboratory methods||Up-to-date knowledge of the latest research methods and topics|
|2.||Literature survey: searching and classifying information, interpreting and applying information||Up-to-date knowledge of the latest research methods and topics|
Evaluation criteria for the course
The grade (0-5) will be determined by the extent of self-initiative, diligence and activeness of the student. Also, meeting the schedule set for the project is of high importance. The quality and thoroughness of the literature survey or laboratory project report also affects the grade. A good understanding the core content will suffice to a grade 3. In order to earn a grade 4 or 5 the student will have to have a good or excellent understanding of complementary and specialist knowledge. The exam will be graded on a scale of 0-5 by the level of knowledge of the exam material.
Numerical evaluation scale (1-5) will be used on the course
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Correspondence of content
There is no equivalence with any other courses
More precise information per implementation
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