BIOENG-451 / 5 credits

Teacher(s): Sandi Perez Maria del Carmen, McCabe Brian Donal

Language: English

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

Remark: Only one registration per student to a scientific thinking course


Summary

The goal of this course is to learn how to discover, digest, analyze and a criticize scientific papers encompassing defined topics within neuroscience.

Content

Keywords

critical reading, science writing, neuroscience

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

MA1-MA3. Extensive background in Biology strongly recommended.

Only one registration per student to a scientific thinking course.

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to place the individual research results within the context of the larger field.
  • Critique the content of papers and express this analysis in oral and written form.
  • Synthesize a scientific review narrative demonstrating a deep comprehension of the assigned papers
  • Assess / Evaluate a related group of research papers.

Teaching methods

Lectures to give background information required to choose and read the papers.
Group discussion of papers and their contribution to the larger narrative.

Expected student activities

Oral presentation of select papers, singly or in group.
Read background literature in order to present papers with appropriate context.
Prepare written abstracts or other synthesis of papers, and provide a critical, constructive evaluation of relevant literature.

Assessment methods

In course assessment of the quality of the analysis of assigned papers.
In course assessment of the oral presentations and participation in discussions.
In course assessment of contribution to final collective output manuscript.

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 20
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Scientific literature analysis in neuroscience
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Number of places: 20
  • Exam form: During the semester (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Scientific literature analysis in neuroscience
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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8-9  CO121  
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Wednesday, 8h - 10h: Lecture CO121