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Code BIO 588
Term 201701
Title Introduction to Graduate Research Assistantship II
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Mol.Bio.Genetic&Bioengin.(BIO)
SU Credit 0
ECTS Credit 1.00
Instructor(s) Huveyda Basa?a -huveyda@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Doctoral
Master
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Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Content

Practical courses aiming at preparing graduate students (both at MSc and PhD level) to their work in biology laboratories and evaluating their performances until the thesis period. The course will cover the following topics: How does a biology research lab and a research team function? How to do biology research? What are the commonly used techniques? What are the safety regulations? How to handle sensitive equipment? The performance of the student will be evaluated and graded in the light of the feedback provided by her/his supervisor both on technical skills as well as willingness in teamwork.

Learning Outcome

research techniques and methodology

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications 5
2 Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas. 5
3 Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach. 5
4 Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject. 5
5 Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas. 5
6 Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study. 5
7 Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently. 5
8 Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals. 5
9 Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving. 3
10 Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. 5
11 Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary. 1
12 Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field. 5
13 Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level. 5
14 Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements. 5
15 Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field. 5
16 Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values. 5
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 5
2 Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 5
3 Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 5
4 Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 5
5 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
6 Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Design and model engineering systems and processes and solve engineering problems with an innovative approach. 1
2 Establish experimental setups, conduct experiments and/or simulations. 5
3 Analytically acquire and interpret data. 5
Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering (with thesis) Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Apply knowledge of key concepts in biology, with an emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology. 5
2 Display an awareness of the contemporary biological issues in relation with other scientific areas. 5
3 Demonstrate hands-on experience in a wide range of biological experimental techniques. 5
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Individual Project 50
Team Member Evaluation 50
Recommended or Required Reading
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