NBIK10013U  Individual Project in Bioinformatics

Volume 2016/2017
Education

MSc Programme in Bioinformatics

Content

The exact content is decided with the supervisor.

Learning Outcome

The aim of these projects is to get deeply into a bioinformatics topic, often related to a research project. This is often used as a warm-up for the Master’s project.

Students completing the course will be able to:

  • motivate their work, clearly present the background information, methods and results of the work without errors, discuss the implications of the results and draw scientifically sound conclusions based on the work.
  • search for relevant literature and understand the relevant parts.
  • write a project in a scientifically precise way with adequate references.
  • present the work.
  • answer questions about any part of the project in reasonable depth and explain the core methods and results of the project in great detail.
  • put the work in context and discuss possible future directions of research in the area and judge the relevance of such work.
     

Knowledge:

The aim with these projects is to get a deep understanding of a bioinformatics topic often related to a research project. This is often used as a warm-up for the Master’s project. The exact content is decided with the supervisor.

Skills:

  • Write a bioinformatics report
  • Search for background material
  • Select and use relevant bioinformatics tools for a specific project


Competences:

The student will obtain these general competences:

  • Ability to do project work
  • Writing a scientific report
  • Analyze complex real-world problems

See Absalon.

All the mandatory courses in the bioinformatics program.

Knowledge within bioinformatics. Programming at least at the level of “Linux and Python Programming” is recommended.
Individual project with a supervisor.
Topic is agreed upon with supervisor at the start of the project, and a project form is signed.
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 60 min. (no preparation)
Written assignment (2/3 of final grade)
- Ongoing preparation throughout the course with submission at the end of the course.
Oral examination (1/3 of final grade)
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Re-exam

Same as ordinary exam.

Students must pass both exams to pass the overall exam. The passed part of the exam may be reused in a reexam.

If the written assignment is not passed it may be revised and submitted no later than two weeks before the reexam.

If the written assignment is not submitted witin the deadline it must be submitted no later than two weeks before the reexam.

Criteria for exam assesment

In order to achieve the grade 12 the student has to complete a project in bioinformatics, which adresses an important problem and presents a solution, or a partial solution, at an adequate level.

  • Identify relevant literature and understand the parts relevant for their project.
  • Write a scientifically precise report, which motivates their work, clearly presents the background, presents the methods and results of the work without errors, discusses the implications of the results and draws scientifically sound conclusions based on the work.
  • Put the work in context and discuss possible future directions of research in the area and judge the relevance of such work.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Project work
  • 372
  • Guidance
  • 20
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Preparation
  • 19
  • Total
  • 412