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.
About this paper
|Research Perspectives in Biochemistry
|Semester 2 (On campus)
|Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD )
|International Tuition Fees
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- Pre or Corequisite
- Two of BIOC 351, BIOC 352, BIOC 353
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
Course co-ordinator: Associate Professor Sigurd Wilbanks
- 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.
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- 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