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Unit information: Study in Industry Project (Honours Level) in 2015/16

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Unit name Study in Industry Project (Honours Level)
Unit code PHPH30014
Credit points 80
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Professor. Jane
Open unit status Not open

Principles of Pharmacology 2A PHAR20001 Principles of Pharmacology 2B PHAR20002 (for Pharmacology MSci with Study in Industry) or Physiology 2 (PHYY20100) (for Physiology MSci with Study in Industry) or Endocrinology and Reproduction (ANAT20101) Central Nervous System (ANAT20102) (for Neurosci MSci with Study in Industry) and Introduction to Industrial study



School/department School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience
Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences

Description including Unit Aims

This unit comprises the project component of the Year in Industry, during which the students are directly involved in an approved research project in Industry supervised by a senior staff member of the external organisation and approved by the School of Physiology & Pharmacology, as appropriate. The student is a full-time employee of the sponsor company and is subject to the employers standard terms of employment, including all secrecy agreements agreed between the company and the University of Bristol. Students will be expected to undertake academic project planning and review tasks in line with company policy; these will be reviewed formally by the industrial supervisor and the academic tutor.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the unit, students should have acquired a set of research skills commensurate with those expected by industry. In addition to laboratory skills, these will also include IT and scientific communication skills. By the end of the unit, the student is expected to critically review, consolidate and extend a systematic and coherent body of knowledge, utilising specialised skills acquired during the industrial project; to critically evaluate concepts and evidence from a range of sources; transfer and apply diagnostic and creative skills and exercise significant judgement in a range of situations; and accept accountability for determining and achieving personal and/or group outcomes

Teaching Information

Guided and self-directed project work; research seminars; research group meetings and where appropriate, attendance at external professional conferences.

Assessment Information

Student written dissertation (15,000 words; 90%; assessed at Level H) Poster and presentation of research (5%; assessed at Level H) Laboratory mark by supervisor (5%; assessed at Level H) Total = 80cp reflecting approx. 40 weeks of project work through the Industrial Placement year

Reading and References

Relevant research papers and other literature through the unit as required.