The course aims to train abilities that are important for working in project form, as well as to provide a deeper understanding of project management and group dynamics. The course provides basic knowledge of the role and responsibility of biotechnology for sustainable development, including their economic, environmental and social aspects. The course also aims to provide a deep understanding of certain parts of biotechnology. The projects are interdisciplinary towards areas that are close to biotechnology. The course includes:
Sustainable development and the role of biotechnology
Introduction and application of agile project management
A project in biotechnology with focus on sustainable development
Literature search and reference management
Self reflection based on group dynamics and processes
Intended learning outcomes *
On completion of the course, the students should be able to:
Plan, work and implement a biotechnological project in groups according to agreed timeframes with the help of agile project management
Identify relevant information, critically assess it according to its biotechnological scientific grounds, and use the information to creatively solve biotechnological problems
Integrate different disciplines and take into account sustainable development and societal needs during problem solving.
Reflect over the processes during group work and the individual own work effort, the tools for project management, and the ability to stimulate self and group performance.
Demonstrate good ability to account for the knowledge, process, results and conclusions of the project work in a written report and oral presentation.
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Literature and preparations
Specific prerequisites *
BB1170 The Engineer in Focus, BB1150 Biochemistry, BB1160 Eucaryotic Cell Biology, BB1030 Microbiology, BB1190 Gene Technology or equivalent.