Universität Wien FIND

300487 PS Proseminar Microbial Ecology (2016W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes

First meeting on 12.10.2016 at 15:30h, Seminarraum DOME (2.309) UZA 1.
Seminar talks will take place in December and January, dates will be announced at the first meeting.


Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Based on primary scientific literature, attendants familiarize themselves with a current research theme of Microbial Ecology. They present this subject to their peers and supervisors in a seminar lecture, which is followed by an open discussion of the topic. Subsequently, the attendants identify potentially interesting open scientific questions related to their topic and write a short research proposal, as if they were to obtain funding to pursue these scientific questions in a research project. Finally, this research proposal is presented in a second seminar talk and discussed with peers and supervisors.

Assessment and permitted materials

Continuous assessment of course work. Quality and completeness of the first and second seminar presentations, and active participation in the discussions. Quality, originality, and completeness of the written short research proposal.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendants learn to work with primary scientific literature, learn to design and give an oral presentation in the style of a lecture, and exercise scientific discussions. Attendants also learn to identify open scientific questions and challenges, and to design and formulate a research proposal as needed to obtain for example scholarships for research. Attendants are trained in orally presenting and defending a research proposal to a group of scientific peers and experts.

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MMEI II-2.1, MEC-9

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