First Year Symposium

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBBY017-02
Vaknaam First Year Symposium
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam First Year Symposium
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
- identify and interpret relevant scientific literature;
- compose a scientific poster on the choosen topic in a group setting;
- present and explain the poster to fellow students and staff during the symposium;
- peer-review a scientific poster.
Omschrijving Students will prepare a poster about a scientific topic, which will be presented at the First Year Symposium (during last week of period Ib). During period Ia, a choice can be made from a large offering of topics with a scientific question. For each topic a staff member will act as a tutor. Groups of 3-4 students each will research the assigned topic with the help of a staff-tutor, and prepare a scientific poster which will address the scientific question. Students will get instructions on how to access and interpret scientific literature, and on how to prepare a scientific poster. At the end of the first semester students will present the poster during the symposium, and will peer-review a poster from another group.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(LC-2hr; T-2hr; ASM-50hr; PRC-2hr)
Toetsvorm Presentatie (P)
(P-100% (50% by tutor; 25% by 2nd staff member, 25% by 3-4 peers. Mark has to be at least 5,5 to pass.))
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. M.H.K. Linskens
Docent(en) Guest lecturer ,prof. dr. A. Kortholt ,dr. M.H.K. Linskens
Entreevoorwaarden No prior knowledge required.

This course unit is only accessible to students enrolled in the Bachelor's programmes Biology or old curriculum Life Science & Technology. Students following other degree programmes cannot follow this course unit and will be unenrolled in Progress.
Opmerkingen Poster will be graded by staff tutor, second staff member and 3-4 other students (using assessment forms) on a scale from 1-10. Final grade is 50% staff tutor, 25% second staff member, 25% other students combined. Mark has to be at least 5,5 to pass. An extra 0,5 point added to the final grade can be earned by successfully completing the library instruction computer tutorial.

It is mandatory to register for a poster topic (before the deadline), to present the poster at symposium and to perform a peer review. Failure to comply with registering results in removal of the course, failing to comply with the presentation of the poster or peer review will result in not obtaining a final grade for the course.

Extra lecturer: J.D. Driesens (University Library)

Guest lecturers: About 40-60 staff members will act as tutors, supervising the different poster groups. Library staff for library instruction computer tutorial.

No maximum capacity.
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