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    Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

    This 40-point paper is designed to introduce two-year MSc students to laboratory research. The results are presented in a brief written report and an oral presentation at the end of the first year. A passing mark in BIOC 495 at a B+ grade or better is required to advance to the thesis-only year of the two-year MSc degree programme.

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    Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
    Subject Biochemistry
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
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    Professor Catherine Day

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    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the paper will develop proficiency in research design in preparation for the subsequent thesis-only research year.


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    This paper is taught On Campus
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