Module Identifier BS00610  
Academic Year 2007/2008  
Co-ordinator Dr Joanne V Hamilton  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Dr Christopher L Davey, Dr Hazel M Davey  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   20 x 1h tutorials  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
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 Lists

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


This module is at CQFW Level 3