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Kursussøgning, efter- og videreuddannelse

Scientific Workshop

Practical information
Study year 2016/2017
Block 2
Programme level Bachelor
Course responsible
  • Flemming Ekelund (8-7a797f798089827854767d83427f8942787f)
  • Department of Biology
Course number: NBIB15002U

Course content

The course aims at guiding the participants through all stages in a scientific work process:

  • Planning, constructing hypotheses and statistical design, literature search.
  • Experimental work.
  • How to write a scientific paper. You can either: 1) perform an experiment on your own, with our assistance when needed 2) work on your own previously gathered data 3) work on data provided by the teachers 4) make a mini review based on scientific papers.
  • You can work in groups or individually.

Learning outcome

To plan, conduct and communicate science.


  • To conduct relevant literature search
  • To articulate a scientific problem
  • To articulate questions and hypotheses to be tested experimentally and possibly falsified


  • To critically evaluate literature, especially with respect to the quality and relevance of hypotheses and whether conclusions agree with hypotheses and results. (Is it Science?)


  • To plan and conduct experiments/data-collection in a way which makes statistical treatment possible
  • To write a scientific manuscript in an appropriate form
  • To give an oral presentation of the idea, important results and conclusions of your research.

Recommended prerequisites

Økologi, PopBiol, Mikrobiol or equivalent

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BSc Programme in Biology


Study Board of Biology and Animal Science

Course type

Single subject courses (day)


Per Juel, Søren Christensen, Bent Vismann.


1 block


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Teaching and learning methods

1 weekly lecture + guided projectwork in groups or individually.


No limitation




See Absalon.


Category Hours
Lectures 7
Project work 178
Colloquia 7
Guidance 7
Seminar 7
English 206


Type of assessment

Continuous assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutes
The continuous assessment consist of a group based oral presentation counts for 40% of the grade.

The oral examination consists of an individual discussion based on a manuscript draft made during the course and Counts for 60% of the grade.

The continuous assessment and the oral examination (manuscript discussion) must be passed separately, and they must not necessarily be passed in the same exam period.


Only certain aids allowed

Only manuscript draft allowed in the oral exam.

Marking scale

7-point grading scale

Criteria for exam assessment

See Learning Outcome".

Censorship form

No external censorship
Several internal examiners


As ordinary exam.

Renewed presentation of failed elements.

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