Academic Research & Communication Skills 1

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBFA001-05
Vaknaam Academic Research & Communication Skills 1
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar (Course will be scheduled over the course of the first year as follows: Sem. Ia: 1 ECTS (3 days) Sem. IIa: 2 ECTS (6 days, spread out over the semester) Sem. IIb: 2 ECTS (6 days, spread out over the se)
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Academic Research & Communication Skills 1
Leerdoelen - The student has knowledge about codes of conduct that apply to research;
- The student has knowledge about formulating a scientific research question;
- The student is able to find and critically read scientific literature relevant to a defined research question;
- The student is able to apply his/her knowledge and skills in tackling a research problem;
- The student is able to present the main features of a research problem in a poster;
- The student is able to explain a research problem orally to students and lecturers during a poster presentation;
- The student is able to write an essay about a research problem;
- The student is familiar with the various research fields within the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy.
Omschrijving - To develop academic research and communication skills, namely how to
a. formulate a research question
b. find relevant scientific papers (introduction PubMed, WoS)
c. critically read and comment on scientific papers
d. write scientifically (incl. poster preparation)
e. present research orally
- To learn about research codes of conduct with respect to:
a. Principles underlying the Dutch Code of Conduct for Academic Practice (Nederlandse Gedragscode Wetenschapsbeoefening)
b. Academic fraud, including plagiarism, fabrication of information or lab results, and cheating on exams
- To become familiar with research in the Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Bijeenkomst (S), Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST)
(Assignments: - Sem. Ia - Individual assignment: “Working with scientific literature” assignment, using a publication provided by the selected learning community as the working example (20% of final grade) - Sem. Ia - Bonus (0.5 point added to final grade) for passing the “how to work with scientific literature” on-line quiz (individually completed) (Univ. Groningen library) - Sem. IIa – Preparation of a poster presentation about a selected research topic (groups of 3-4 students (40% of final grade) - Sem. IIb – Individual assignment: Essay about a selected research topic (40% of final grade))
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator prof. dr. E.M.J. Verpoorte
Docent(en) Dr. K. Gier
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Powerpoint files of the lectures (via the UG network)
Scientific publications (via the UG network)
Entreevoorwaarden
Opmerkingen The ARCS meetings scheduled in the first two weeks are guided by a student mentor. Later on, staff members of the programme with different backgrounds will take over the mentor groups for further discussions.
Contact Prof. E.M.J. Verpoorte at: E.M.J.Verpoorte@rug.nl
Please include “ARCS” in the subject line of your e-mail query.

Dit vak had vorig jaar vakcode WPFA18001
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Farmacie  (hoofdprogramma) 1 hele jaar verplicht