Advanced Technologies in Bioscience
- Course code: FKBT190
- Course higher education credits: 6.0
- Department: BIOLOGY AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
- Graduate school: Bioscience
- Course is normally given:
- Language: The course will be given in English
Course higher education credits 6.Course is normally given This is an independent study course
Graduate school Bioscience
Department Chemical and Biological Engineering
Contact information: Thomas Andlid, email@example.com
This independent study course is composed of three Themes, each Theme being 2 credits (ca 1.3 weeks) and having focus on a specific technology, methodology or modeling approach used in bioscience or biotechnology research. One of the Themes can be a "double Theme", being then 4 hp. (If you have a double Theme, you will only need 2 Themes.)
Each doctoral student chooses the topics and content of their Themes together with their supervisors. A theme can be either a formal course, summer school or workshop or a self-study work. The intention is that you choose experimental or analytical methods that you will use in your thesis work, or that are relevant for your field of study. You will write a proposal for each Theme containing the selected technology/method/topic, the structure and content of the Theme, as well as time planned to be spent doing different tasks. Proposals are to be sent to the to your thesis examiner for approval. (Example proposals can be found below.)
Each Theme is equivalent to ca 53 hours of input. The Theme should include you learning the theory of the technique, the principles and mechanisms that it is based on, how it works, assumptions involved in the method, application areas, and advantages & disadvantages. You should also obtain hands-on experience with the technique, enough to produce a small set of data. This data should be analyzed, interpreted and conclusions drawn, and all should be presented to a person who is expert in the technique for feedback.
Each Theme must have some form of examination. If the Theme is comprised of a formal course, summer school or workshop where there is some form of examination, presentation of work performed during the course/school/workshop or similar, then a certificate indicating that the student has successfully completed the course, as well as a copy of the course tasks, contents and evaluation method will be required to show to your thesis examiner.
If the Theme is based on self-study work (no organized course, summer school or workshop), the student should prepare a written report containing a description of the specific technology, methodology or modeling approach, the principles on which it is based, applications of the method in bioscience/biotechnology research, data from a set of experiments performed using the method, analysis of the data, and discussion.
The student/supervisor must find someone who is an expert in the topic of the Theme, who should review the report and provide feedback. A letter or email from this expert will be needed to confirm the work is ok, and be sent together with the report to your thesis examiner for examination.
The Theme could be comprised of a combination of both a workshop or lecture series which was only "theoretical" (lectures), combined with some additional hands-on use of the technique and a written report. Hence, the theoretical aspects of the method can be gained either by self-study with textbooks, review articles, etc, or by attending lectures on the topic.
Examples of proposals for Themes in the course "Advanced Technologies in Bioscience¿ can be downloaded from the list below.
In your Theme proposal, it is important that you specify the topic of the Theme as: Advanced Technologies in Bioscience: TOPIC, x hp as the credits need to be registered into LADOK in this manner. Include in the proposal a description of the proposed Theme topic, what you will do for the content of the Theme, time distribution on the different tasks, and contact information of an expert in the field who will review your work (if you do an independent study Theme).
Prepare your own proposals for Themes and send to your supervisors and thesis examiner BEFORE YOU BEGIN TO DO THE WORK. Each proposal should be approved first before you start working on it.
Thomas Andlid, firstname.lastname@example.org