SCIENCE 3100 - Principles & Practice of Research (Advanced) III

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

Science 3100 is designed to expose third-year BSc Advanced students to the university research environment and give them an opportunity to participate in the process of scientific research. The primary component of this course is the laboratory placement, in which students are associated with an active research group in the Faculty, providing them with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in one or more scientific projects. The laboratory placement will be supplemented by a program of research seminars, in which local and/or invited scientists will present their current research programs and recent findings, and by a series of tutorials, which will focus on the development of core research skills and knowledge, such as effective communication of research findings, key laboratory techniques, and research integrity. The course builds on the principles of scientific research introduced in Science 1100, and the scientific literacy skills developed in Science 2300. Each student will document their research activities with a final written report, and in addition will communicate their research findings to the entire Science 3100 cohort at an end-of-year symposium. Students will also receive a performance mark from the direct supervisor of their research placement.

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