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Syllabus 2018-19 - 10215001 - Design and Implementation of Projects and Research Studies in Biology (Diseño y ejecución de proyectos y trabajos en biología)

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  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Biología
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Design and Implementation of Projects and Research Studies in Biology
CODE: 10215001 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 3 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: RUIZ VALENZUELA, LUIS
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 063 - BOTÁNICA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 437 E-MAIL: lvalenzu@ujaen.es P: 953212789
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
NAME: ABOLAFIA COBALEDA, JOAQUÍN
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 819 - ZOOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 157 E-MAIL: abolafia@ujaen.es P: 953212026
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/bioani/4127
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
NAME: ALVAREZ GARRIDO, LUCIA
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 220 - ECOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: - E-MAIL: - P: -
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 2
 
NAME: JIMÉNEZ GÓMEZ, FRANCISCO
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 220 - ECOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 163 E-MAIL: fgomez@ujaen.es P: 2793
WEBSITE: www.ujaen.es/dep/bioani
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
NAME: PARRA ANGUITA, MARÍA GEMA
DEPARTMENT: U102 - BIOLOGIA ANIMAL, BIOL.VEGETAL Y ECOLOGIA
FIELD OF STUDY: 220 - ECOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 161 E-MAIL: gparra@ujaen.es P: 953-212792
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/bioani
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 1
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

THEORETICAL CONTENTS

Block I. Professional activity in Biology (Botany Area)

Topic 1. The university education in Biology. Biology as a science The university studies of biology. Objectives of studies in biology. Relations and affinities with other university disciplines.

Topic 2. Professional activity in Biology. Deontology of the profession of the biologist. Interaction with other professionals. Fields of action of the professional in biology. Competencies of the biologist.

Topic 3. Introduction to the project. General features. Types of projects Execution or construction projects. Research projects

 

Block II. Design of scientific memory (Area of ​​Zoology)

Topic 4. Basic aspects and conceptual framework. Title. Summary. Project justification. Background. General and specific objectives.

Topic 5. Methodology and financial plan. Infrastructure and resources, sampling techniques, sample analysis techniques, results analysis techniques. Expected results. Forecast of personnel expenses, forecast of resources, execution and development expenses.

Topic 6. Work plan and execution. Calendar of results, phases of project execution, work schedule, deadlines, human work team and distribution of activities.

Topic 7. Dissemination of results. Modes of communication, writing and exposition of scientific research.

Block III. The Science and Technology system (Ecology Area)

Topic 8. Project management. Technical direction and monitoring of projects. Partial and final reports. Quality evaluation

Topic 9. Science and Technology at national and European level. Spanish System of Science and Technology. Scientific financing systems. Financing of Research and Innovation. The OTRIs. National R + D + I Plan. European Framework Program

Topic 10. Notions of legislation associated with projects. Legal framework of project regulations. Permissions and licences. Legal regulations in the professional practice of Biology. Scope of the various regulations.

 

PRACTICAL CONTENTS

Practices 1-6. Preparation of a research project by the students (Block II of the theoretical contents will be followed).

 

SEMINARS

Seminars 1-8. Talks-colloquia to complement theoretical and applied aspects during the development in the design of a project.

Seminars 9-11. Exhibition and defense of the projects carried out.

 

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The theoretical academic sessions constitute a classic (and basic) instrument for the acquisition of knowledge directed by the students (specific competences related to the subject). These sessions will be designed to interest students in the subject. The theoretical sessions will be supported by presentations in projector and blackboard. Likewise, the monitoring of the degree of use of these and the identification of faults in the transmission of knowledge will be carried out on a regular basis through group and individual tutoring and email, making use of the virtual teaching platform. The procedural and instrumental competences will be specially worked in the practical academic sessions in the computer classroom. The practical sessions respond to the need to give a practical aspect-applied to the knowledge acquired by the students in the theoretical sessions, as well as to the approximation of the students to their real execution in the professional field, and will be taught, as far as possible. the possible, in a parallel way. The exhibition of ideas, techniques and analysis of results, always directed towards the development of Projects, is a teaching technique applicable in this subject. Therefore, the following capacities will be worked: i) Acquisition of skills for the presentation of information and objective arguments and scientific basis to inform both from a technical and informative point, ii) Generation of ideas and argumentation, iii) Acquisition of environmental sensitivity, and iv) Acquisition of interpersonal tools in relation to the ability to interact with other colleagues.

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

The evaluation of the students will be based on the following elements:

    
The final grade of the course will consist of the sum of the grade obtained with the presentation and oral defense of a project related to Biology (up to 7 points) and the grade obtained after performing a theoretical-practical exam (up to 3 points). Because the final grade is summative of both parties, the non-performance of one of the parties (without justification) will indicate the rejection of the note that could have been obtained in it.
    
During the final seminars will take place the oral defense of the projects carried out during the course in which will be assessed (up to 7 points) the ability of students to synthesize and expose the results of the original project developed during the course according to the competences acquired (CE58, CE59, CE60, CE61). In this original project the students will show the methodological development acquired in the practical sessions (designed to cover in a concatenated way the different tasks of a Project). The quality and originality of the work will be evaluated, the appropriate structure of the scientific-technical report presented and the quality of the included sections, as well as the public defense capacity of the project.
    
The theoretical and practical parts of the subject will be evaluated (up to 3 points) by means of a single written examination where the competences acquired (all the transversal competences plus the CE62) are revealed in terms of cognitive and procedural aptitudes. In this sense, the capacities of integration, synthesis and interpretation of the information will be specially valued through the answer to written questions that gather theoretical and applied aspects.
    
Attendance at seminars and practices will be mandatory. As it is indicated in the section of formative activities, the individual behavior will be taken into account, as well as the collaboration and participation during the same ones according to the competence CG13

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Watersheds [Recurso electrónico] : processes, management and impact. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Hauppauge, N.Y. : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., c2012.
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