Research and Communication in Life Sciences

This module introduces students to the philosophy, principles and processes of life sciences research and communication. It aims to equip students with the essential knowledge that complements the hands-on research training which students undertake for UROPS and Honours projects’ requirements. The module covers the essentials of scientific research including: importances and pitfalls of problem formulation and hypothesis generation; essentials of experimental designs; practical tips and pitfalls during experimental execution; good and bad practices of data collection, analysis and evaluation; form and function of scientific communication; and research ethics. This module will complement and enhance the experience and quality of undergraduate research training.

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