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BIOC360 Research Perspectives in Biochemistry

Development of scientific ideas and application of the scientific method. Communicating science. Current research topics in Biochemistry.

Skills mastered at university are highly valued by employers and support life-long learning. To foster these, BIOC 360 emphasises how members of the scientific community read, think and write. Through discussions students will explore how we formulate and explore scientific ideas and the philosophical and ethical issues in science. Examples from Biochemistry lecturers' own investigations will illustrate how research is conducted. Presentations from policy-setters will give an overview of the New Zealand science environment. Assessment is largely internal and emphasises exercises in presenting scientific material.

Paper title Research Perspectives in Biochemistry
Paper code BIOC360
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Pre or Corequisite
Two of BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BIOC 353, BIOC 354, BIOC 355
Schedule C
Science
Contact
biochem300.tf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Elizabeth Ledgerwood
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing the paper, students will be able to
  • Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary biochemistry, molecular life sciences and related scientific fields
  • Appropriately communicate biochemical concepts to both specialist and general audiences
  • Understand the relationship between science and society
  • Evaluate the philosophical and ethical aspects of their activities as a scientist
  • Identify and critically evaluate relevant information
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 37-38, 40-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 14:00-17:50 29-31, 33-34
T2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 29-31, 33-34
T3 Thursday 14:00-17:50 29-31, 33-34

Development of scientific ideas and application of the scientific method. Communicating science. Current research topics in Biochemistry.

Skills mastered at university are highly valued by employers and support life-long learning. To foster these, BIOC 360 emphasises how members of the scientific community read, think and write. Through discussions students will explore how we formulate and explore scientific ideas and the philosophical and ethical issues in science. Examples from Biochemistry lecturers' own investigations will illustrate how research is conducted. Presentations from policy-setters will give an overview of the New Zealand science environment. Assessment is largely internal and emphasises exercises in presenting scientific material.

Paper title Research Perspectives in Biochemistry
Paper code BIOC360
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
Two of BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BIOC 353, BIOC 354, BIOC 355
Schedule C
Science
Contact
biochem300.tf@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Elizabeth Ledgerwood
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successfully completing the paper, students will be able to
  • Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary biochemistry, molecular life sciences and related scientific fields
  • Appropriately communicate biochemical concepts to both specialist and general audiences
  • Understand the relationship between science and society
  • Evaluate the philosophical and ethical aspects of their activities as a scientist
  • Identify and critically evaluate relevant information
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 37-38, 40-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 14:00-17:50 29-31, 33-34
T2 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 29-31, 33-34
T3 Thursday 14:00-17:50 29-31, 33-34
T4 Friday 14:00-17:50 29-31, 33-34