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BL5212: Critical Thinking and Scientific Writing in Biology

The module aims to lead the students through the basics of (1) scientific writing, (2) writing, presentation and defence of research grant proposal, (3) critical reading and discussion of research papers, and (4) analysis and presentation of arguments (debate) on contentious issues raised by recent developments in biological sciences.

At the end of the module, the student should improve on (1) writing of scientific paper, (2) reviewing of research reports/papers, (3) writing of research grant proposal, (4) presentation and defence of research proposals and scientific ideas or positions.

Assessment: 100% CA based on assignments.
Prerequisites: None.
Maximum class size: 20.
Total hours per week: 10.

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