Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Oral Presentations  50%
Semester Assessment Essays  50%
Supplementary Assessment Representation of failed or missing coursework  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module, students should be able to:
deliver a structured talk on a biological subject,
Research and write essays on biological topics.


The module will aim to develop communication skills in both written and oral work within the context of biological sciences.


The module will be delivered on a tutorial basis with discussions to back up the work in other modules in an informal situation. There will be an emphasis on writing essays and giving oral presentations within a biological context. It will also provide the opportunity for the Academic and Personal Progress Review for each student.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Duck, R., Jones, R., & Weyers, J. (2003) Practical Skills in Environmental Sciences 2nd Pearson Primo search Jones, A., Reed, R. & Weyers, J. (2003) Practical Skills in Biology 2nd Pearson Primo search Reed, R., Holmes, D., Weyers, J. & Jones, A. (2003) Practical Skills in Biomolecular Sciences 2nd Pearson Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 3