BMOL50090 BBS Seminar Series and Journal Club 2

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is taken by second year graduate students in the Biomolecular and Biomedical Science (BBS) and Biotechnology PhD programmes. It runs concurrently with BMOL50080. The module is focused on critical appraisal of literature as well as presentation and communication skills. Students present details of their research project to their peers in a Journal Club setting. Discussion is led by other students in the group.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students will learn to (i) critically assess and prepare their own data for presentation to scientific peers; (ii) present data orally; (iii) communicate their assessment of scientific data. Furthermore, students will learn to lead and participate in discussion of research findings.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Student Presentations; reflective learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Presentation: Students must attend at least 75% of sessions. Active participation is required.
All students perform multiple roles throughout the module, including presentation.
Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Peer review activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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