SCI50010 Online Research Skills

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module covers a range of early-stage research skills tailored towards the needs of graduate students in the Sciences. The module employs a combination of e-learning using materials delivered via the Brightspace VLE and two workshops with discussion of specific case studies. The e-learning elements of the module are determined for individual students based on their skills needs assessment and cover the following specified learning activities:- working with your supervisor/collaborators, - project management, - intellectual property in the research context, - research ethics, - career planning, - getting published, attending conferences, presenting and networking.The workshops introduce, augment and complement the activity-based e-learning elements by providing a forum for reflective practice and team-based discussion of issues and case studies

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:- develop reasonable and agreed answers to the questions "What do I need and expect from my supervisor?" and "What does my supervisor need and expect from me?" - create criteria for monitoring and reporting progress, identify and manage project risks, - explain the elements of Intellectual Property in an academic/research setting and recognise the responsibilities of individual researchers - identify and address ethical problems- conduct an annual appraisal of career opportunities and goals - recognise the value of constructive criticism and review, understand the skills, materials and confidence required to plan and deliver at an academic conference- recognise the requirements, skill sets, attitudes and aptitudes which will support their development towards autonomy as a researcher.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Online delivery of course materials. Interactive case histories for workshops. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
COMP50040 - Online Research Skills SCSI

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: < Description > 2 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Assignment: Workshop. Week 6 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Assignment: Workshop Week 12 n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Assoc Professor Oliver Blacque Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor David Brayden Lecturer / Co-Lecturer