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Syllabus ( BSB 599 )


   Basic information
Course title: Thesis Study
Course code: BSB 599
Lecturer: Assigned academic advisor
ECTS credits: 52.5
GTU credits: 0 (8+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Group study , Lab work
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: To enable students to raise their knowledge and experiences about a defined scientific area, to plan an original, independent, scientifically-contributing thesis study, to properly document their study in time and finally to publish an article out of their research results.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Follow the current literature and the scientific developments regarding the Master thesis

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate basic and advanced concepts in the field of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
    2. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results.
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge and work independently
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    6. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    7. Grasp the importance of bioinformatics and systems biology based viewpoint in the analysis and interpretation of working principles of the cell.

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
  2. Select and apply an appropriate method to solve the defined problem and interpret the results

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate basic and advanced concepts in the field of Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
    2. Link the concepts belonging to the different disciplines and interpret & analyze scientific research in these disciplines.
    3. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    4. Grasp the importance of bioinformatics and systems biology based viewpoint in the analysis and interpretation of working principles of the cell.

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
  3. Design systems/processes/experiments, implement and report on the results.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results.
    2. Link the concepts belonging to the different disciplines and interpret & analyze scientific research in these disciplines.
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge and work independently
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    5. Demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Seminar/presentation
   Contents Up
Week 1: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 2: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 3: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 4: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 5: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 6: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 7: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 8: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 9: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 10: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 11: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 12: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 13: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 14: Research related to Master's thesis
Week 15*: General review and presentation
Week 16*: General review and presentation
Textbooks and materials: To be nominated as per the selected topic and content.
Recommended readings: To be nominated as per the selected topic and content.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 0
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 1-16 100
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 0
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 0 0
Own studies outside class: 0 0
Practice, Recitation: 10 15
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 40 15
Term project presentation: 3 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 0 0
Mid-term: 0 0
Personal studies for final exam: 0 0
Final exam: 0 0
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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