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Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode WMBS015-05
Vaknaam Colloquium
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode hele jaar

Uitgebreide vaknaam Colloquium
Leerdoelen After the colloquium a student is, under limited supervision, able to:
a. find, select and interpret relevant scientific literature
b. organize and correctly interpret statements from references collected during the project
c. write a summary/abstract on selected references
d. present and discuss findings and conclusion in front of an audience
e. act in an ethical, scientific, professional fashion
Omschrijving A colloquium is an oral presentation that discusses research developments in a particular area. It should be a captivating academic survey that emphasizes recent discoveries while also touching on the key unresolved research issues. It should place the research whenever possible in a societal context, paying attention to its ethical implications. The colloquium topic is selected in consultation between student and supervisor.
The information for the colloquium comes from a literature survey. The key issue is to distil a coherent and intelligible account from an often overwhelming array of findings and theories. The Course committee has decided on the following regulations for the colloquium:
- The colloquium has an entry requirement. Before it can be started, at least one research project must have been completed. Be aware of the fact that you need approval for your colloquium via a yellow form, signed by your mentor and approved by the Board of Examiners;
- The colloquium is presented in English;
- A compulsory element of a colloquium is an abstract of the colloquium as well as a list of relevant literature;
- The colloquium presentation should be 30-45 minutes. Thereafter there is sufficient time scheduled for discussion;
- The audience should be at least ten persons. The student is responsible for the minimum amount of public. The audience includes two staff members of which at least one of them is appointed as examiner by the Board of Examiners of the master’s degree programme. Both staff members will assess the colloquium and decide upon the final grade.

The colloquium topic is set in consultation between student and supervisor. Detailed instructions about the colloquium can be found in the guidelines section of the study guide (student portal).
Uren per week
(Working hours are agreed at the start of the project.)
(Students work under supervision.)
Vaksoort master
Entreevoorwaarden one research project should be completed
Opmerkingen You do not need to enroll for the colloquium via ProgressWWW.
Please consult the Student Portal for the master programme Biomolecular Sciences for more information and how to request permission for your colloquium.

(1)Management of colloquium, (2) Scientific quality of content of presentation and (3) abstract plus the public presentation are assessed. Usually the relative contribution to the final grade is 30%, 40%, 30%, respectively. The relative contribution to the final grade can only be different when communicated at the start of the project.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Biomolecular Sciences  ( General programme) - hele jaar verplicht