- Dr Graham P Stafford (Senior Lecturer - University of Sheffield)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Data handling problems.||50%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Research and present reasoned arguments within a logical and engaging structure.
2. Manipulate and utilise mathematical equations to enable extraction of common biochemical parameters.
3. Explain the significance of biochemical concepts and parameters to non-biochemists.
4. Prepare a variety of media that communicates scientific principles to non-scientists.
The module will provide students with the opportunity to research and implement methods of problem solving in biochemistry. In addition to data-handling problems requiring appropriate processing of raw data to derive common biochemical parameters, students will be asked to find, interpret and re-present data as (i) an essay written for a non-scientist, and (ii) a poster aimed at a 6th form biology/chemistry classroom
In the first session, students are led through a discussion regarding the communication of science through the written word, particularly focusing on the structuring of arguments.
For subsequent session students are expected to have attempted to solve a variety of biochemical data analysis problems using mathematical arguments, which are then discussed in each session.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||A significant component of the module through data-handling problems|
|Communication||This module is focused on communicating research to both general and scientific audiences|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Improvement of student-centered learning, communication and teamwork|
|Information Technology||Common desktop applications are required to produce media and solve mathematical problems|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The aim of this module is to develop communication skills, that are key to enhancing employability|
|Problem solving||This skill is a key component of the module, working out how to find, interpret, and summarise information and present it in an accessible format|
|Research skills||This is a research based module that requires students to assimilate knowledge from academic literature|
|Subject Specific Skills||Biochemical problem solving using numerical data and mathematical equations.|
This module is at CQFW Level 6