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MB5518: RESEARCH TUTORIALS (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


Course Overview

A course that leads you through research-level study of your subject through study of a range of areas of the science literature

An introduction to the subject of your summer research project through the writing of an extended essay on the subject of your forthcoming research project.

The course provides an opportunity to study advanced science concepts led by an experienced member of academic staff.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Bernadette Connolly

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Master Of Science In Molecular Medicine or MSc Immunology or Master Of Science In Immunology And Immunotherapy or Master Of Science In Reproductive And Developmental Biology or MSc Genetics or Master Of Science In Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes or MSc Microbiology

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course focuses on intensive study of the primary literature to learn from published examples of molecular and cell biology. A series of molecular biology papers from the literature will form case studies as the basis of this course. Supported by tutorials, students will study in detail 5 key papers in molecular biology, developing presentations on this material and other linked papers to suppport their learning. They will also write an extended essay in preparation for their summer research project.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 27, 29 - 30, 32 - 33
  • 2 Seminars during University week34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25, 28, 31, 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

4 x 1200 word reports on research seminar topics (4 x 25%)

Resit for students taking the course in AY20/21:

Resit any failed element

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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