Aims and Fit of Module
This module provides students with an opportunity to design and plan in-depth, independent research on a defined topic in molecular bioscience under supervision of an academic staff. Full time students typically conduct their research project within the research labs of the university. Part time students conduct their research as agreed with their employers, and will be co-supervised by a member of XJTLU academic staff and a designated industrial supervisor.
A. Plan a scientific research to formulate, evaluate or criticize a hypothesis and challenge or defend the hypothesis.
B. Demonstrate a critical awareness and understanding of the relevant scientific literature and relate and combine it with the arguments, criteria, justifications, applicability to solve research problems and/or discussions of the project.
C. Understand, consider and apply research ethics and health and safety regulations to prioritize, arrange and organize research work.
D. Compose a detailed project plan report.
E. Present the research work to scientific audience in the form of an oral presentation.
Method of teaching and learning
This module involves tutorials to help students on literature review, presentation, report writing, lab safety, and project planning. Specific technical training will be given by supervisor and technical supporting staffs. Students have to participate in a specified research project and to complete a dissertation.