Practical research training
By participating in a research group during a period, the student will achieve insight in biological research. The student will gain practical and theoretical knowledge in some methods that are used within biological research, and in addition insight in what limitations different methods might have. The course may be preparatory for thesis work at advanced level.
Additional course evaluations for BI1347
Academic year 2021/2022Practical research training (BI1347-10132) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-02
Academic year 2021/2022Practical research training (BI1347-M1132) 2021-08-30 - 2021-11-01
Academic year 2020/2021Practical research training (BI1347-50051) 2021-06-07 - 2021-08-29
Academic year 2020/2021Practical research training (BI1347-40062) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06
Academic year 2020/2021Practical research training (BI1347-M4062) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06
Academic year 2020/2021Practical research training (BI1347-30156) 2021-01-18 - 2021-03-23
Academic year 2020/2021Practical research training (BI1347-20086) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Academic year 2020/2021Practical research training (BI1347-10164) 2020-08-31 - 2020-11-01
Academic year 2019/2020Practical research training (BI1347-50074) 2020-06-08 - 2020-08-30
Academic year 2019/2020Practical research training (BI1347-40109) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07
Academic year 2019/2020Practical research training (BI1347-30210) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24
Academic year 2019/2020Practical research training (BI1347-20116) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
Academic year 2019/2020Practical research training (BI1347-10224) 2019-09-02 - 2019-10-31
BI1347 Practical research training, 15.0 CreditsPractical research training
SubjectsBiology Horticultural science
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Prior knowledgeThe equivalent of 120 credits including 45 credits in Biology or 45 credits in Horticultural Science or 45 credits in Agricultural Science or 45 credits in Environmental Science, and English 6.
ObjectivesThe student will get an insight in biological research by working in close connection to a research group. The student will be able to train in practice how to apply some of the methods used by the research group in order to solve a specific problem. Student will also study the theory behind the methods in order to understand the limitations and possibilities of the methods.
After completing the course, the student shall be able to:
- apply some methods used in biological research
- describe the theoretical background of some of the methods used in biological research
- understand connection between an identified problem and the choice of methods used for solving it
- have insight in the research process and the work of a research group
- communicate the research project towards both academia and the society and relate the project to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
ContentThe frame of the course is as an individual project. The student is supposed to identify what type of research area and methods he/she is interested in learning more about. The student contacts the course leader and a representative of a research group. In the beginning of the course, an individual project must be identified by the student and a supervisor and a study plan is written. The student will be introduced to the laboratory and/or field routines including the safety aspects. After a supervised introduction to the methods, more responsibility will be given to the student. Literature studies in relation to the project and the chosen methods are included. The project is completed by writing a short report in English, containing introduction, material and methods, results and a discussion, with respect to the research outcome, and regarding limitations and possibilities of the used methods. To practice student’s capacity to communicate to society and put research in a wider perspective, a short popular scientific summary of the project should be written where the research, if possible, should relate to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The report will also be orally presented for the research group.
Introduction to laboratory and/or field safety routines, a risk analysis and individual supervision and research group meetings are obligatory.
Formats and requirements for examinationTo pass the course, active participation in the work of a research group, approved written report in English, and oral presentation of the report are required.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe course will broaden the student’s knowledge on research work and connected methods and/or may serve as a pre-study of the master thesis project. The course is normally performed at SLU Alnarp, but other places, even abroad, are possible. The project must have connection to research and education at SLU, Alnarp.
Responsible departmentDepartment of Plant Protection Biology
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: BI1172, BI1268
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Horticultural Science Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Horticultural scienceCourse code: BI1347 Application code: SLU-30129 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Plant Protection Biology Pace: 100%