BIOL07008 2019 Research Development and Communication for Biomedical Science
Learners will acquire a knowledge and understanding of the research environment and methods of dissemination and communication in academia and industry. This will include: research development; design; literature searches; peer review and scientific communication through written and oral media. Upon module completion students will be equipped with the core principles of basic research methodology design and implementation. Students will also learn of the regulatory bodies whose remit includes the licensing and regulation of research and biomedical product development and will be able to disseminate information accurately and appropriately.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Communicate with scientific peers effectively through written and oral media
Develop competency in a scientific interview environment
Understand the process and the principles of research design and execution in the context of biomedical science
Design logical and defensible basic research strategies and appropriate data collection regimes
Search and review scientific literature effectively and understand the process of peer review
Know the basics of the rules and regulations governing research
Understand the concepts of innovation, intellectual property and patenting
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Students will learn in the classroom, as well as through self-directed learning through literature searches and structured oral presentation of scientific information
Module Assessment Strategies
Progress and learning in this module will be evaluated by means of continuous assessment only. This will include both written and oral communication skills. Written assignments will evaluate students understanding of research design and literature searching.
Repeat Assessment will involve the re-submission or re-participation in any CA where the student did not achieve a pass grade
Principles of effective scientific research and communication
Scientific communications 1: Interview preparation and performance
Scientific communications 2: Oral and written delivery of scientific material
Research design processes and principles
Literature searching and peer review process
Introduction to the regulations and regulators of research
Intellectual Property and Innovation
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Oral Exam||Coursework Assessment||Interview||20 %||Week 3||1,2|
|2||Presentation||Coursework Assessment||Performance Evaluation||20 %||Week 6||1,3,4,5|
|3||Written Report||Coursework Assessment||Assignment||40 %||Week 12||1,5,6,7|
|4||MCQ||Coursework Assessment||Multiple Choice/Short Answer Test||20 %||End of Semester||1,6,7|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Flat Classroom||Mock Interviews||4||Twice Per Semester||0.53|
|Problem Based Learning||Library||Research Proposal||20||Once Per Semester||1.33|
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self-directed study||3||Weekly||3.00|
Research methods for science by Michael P Marder.
Design of studies for medical research by David Machin and Michael J. Campbell.
The craft of scientific communication by Joseph E. Harmon and Alan G. Gross.