Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Scientific literature analysis in Bioengineering

BIO-467

Enseignant(s) :

Altug Hatice
Bastings Maartje Martina Cornelia
Ghezzi Diego
Tang Li

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remarque

only one registration per student to a scientific thinking course

Summary

Students are given the means to dig effectively into modern scientific literature in the multidisciplinary field of bioengineering. The method relies on granting sufficient time to become familiar with the background and hypotheses, on effective support during the analysis and on oral assessment.

Content

The scientific literature proposed includes traditional subjects as well as topics of recent interest in the bioengineering field and more specifically on (i) cell and molecular engineering, (ii) analytics and (iii) neuroprosthetics.

The course in ialso supported by the EPFL librarian team to discuss principles and tools related to scientific databases and literature search. 

 

Keywords

literature-analysis,  bioengineering, bioanalytics, immunoengineering, cellular engineering, molecular engineering, biosensors, lab-on-a-chip, neuroprosthetics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

none

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

(i) Supervised work on 5 sets of scientific papers. 

For each set, students will have one first week to consult, understand, do additional lietrature search on the papers. At the end of the week the student participate in a working session with one assistant per group of students (group composed of three students). A second week is given for the preparation of a presentation and question and answer session on the papers. 

 

(ii) Literature search and reporting

Each student indepedently performs a literature serch on a theme of choice on which he/she will work for approx two weeks. Specific guidelines are given to report on this activity and the work is supervised by the assistants and by the teacher as well.

Expected student activities

Study 5 sets of papers through the semester.  Carry on additional literature search for critical assessment of the papers and for deeper understanding of the field, application, scientific questions addressed by the papers. Work in groups of 3 students and prepare group presentations (one per set of papers).

Participate actively to the discussion on the work perfomed by the other groups. 

Perform a literature search on a topic of choice and prepare a report according to a template. 

Assessment methods

Evaluation of preparation of the papers and related material. 

Evaluation of group presentations (5 through the semester)

Evaluation of participation to the discussions related to the work reported by the other groups. 

Evaluation of the report on individial literature search. 

Supervision

Others Office Hours on appointment

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Slides and papers will be made available on the moodle

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9  INM203  
9-10    
10-11  INM203  
11-12    
12-13    
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
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