Skills and Scopes in Biology

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WMBY007-05
Vaknaam Skills and Scopes in Biology
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a (06-09-2021 till 26-09-2021)

Uitgebreide vaknaam Skills and Scopes in Biology
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:

1) Recognize and describe current trends and challenges within discipline(s) of interest In Biology, and to relate these challenges to pressing societal issues and career possibilities. (Bloom 2-6)

2) Communicate and critique key scientific publications in a sub discipline of Biology on an academic level (Bloom 2-6)

3) Examine and reflect on career possibilities at both academic as well as non-academic institutions and organizations.(Bloom 2-5)

4) Critically reflect on his/her professional behaviour, by applying knowledge of responsible research and innovation (RRI) and code of conduct. (Bloom 3-5)

5) Identify and describe personal qualities and challenges, including: personal branding, CV and job application writing, and professional competencies. (Bloom 1-3)

6) Define and plan module/internship possibilities within the range of possibilities in the Biology master program. (Bloom 3-5)
Omschrijving The MSc Biology allows students to either specialize in one discipline or they combine multiple domains. One aim of this introductory course is that every participating student the program before the end of this course selecting courses and research projects within either the Research or the Science, Business & Policy profile. The course also aims to support a choice for a study mentor during the course. Students will explore their discipline(s) of interest in depth, by conducting literature search on current trends and topics. In this task, they will not only focus on academic literature, but also on how this topic is embedded in the broader context of society. Major parts of this introductory course are shared with the introductory course of Biomedical Sciences (Biomedical Sciences: Professional Perspectives).

In this shared part, students get acquainted, through lectures and tutorial assignments, to the concepts of scientific integrity and code of conduct in the scientific disciplines of their interest, and apply these to their topic. Through acquisition tools & career management workshops, students identify what they have to offer to society, consider in what direction they aim to develop their career, learn how to apply for a job and how to write a CV. Students will integrate all assignments in a final portfolio that will map out the route to their ideal career. Through the final portfolio, students will recognize the competencies and skills required for the job. Finally, by recognizing the skills, they have already and discovering further skills to acquire, students can make a well-informed choice from the available modules and internships available in the various disciplines such as Ecology & Evolution, Marine Biology, Biomolecular Science or Biomedical Sciences.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
(Presence during tutor meetings and during introductory lectures. If parts are missed without permission, students fail their assignments and cannot receive a pass mark.)
Toetsvorm Verslag (R)
(The portfolio report will account for 100% of the grade. The sub assignments covered in the tutorials are part of the portfolio report and need a pass grade in order to obtain a final grade. The presentation also will need a pass grade in order to obtain a final grade. A pass-grade is 5.5 or higher.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. B. Buwalda
Docent(en) dr. B. Buwalda , M. Elderman ,drs. S. Grooters , Guest lecturer ,dr. B. Piersma ,dr. M. van Rijssel
Opmerkingen The course prepares students to select a profile (Research or Science, Business & Policy) and to elect modules in their MSc. Degree program. Moreover, the course prepares students to make a well-considered choice for a department to conduct the research internship. The course also aims to further develop a critical and responsible attitude that will help students in their future professions as scientific professionals.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Biology: Research  (Compulsory master courses) - semester I a keuze
MSc Biology: Research  ( Track Research) - semester I a keuze
MSc Biology: Science, Business and Policy  (Compulsory master courses) - semester I a keuze
MSc Biology: Science, Business and Policy  ( Track Science, Business and Policy) - semester I a keuze
MSc Courses for Exchange Students: Biology - semester I a