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Content and learning outcomes
Topics covered by the course.
- Scientific knowledge
- Hypothesis testing
- Observations and measurements
- Statistical reasoning
- Causes and explanations
- Philosophy of social science
- Philosophy of technology
- Risk and risk assessment
- Research ethics
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course, the student should have:
Knowledge and understanding to:
- Identify definitions and descriptions of concepts, theories and problem areas, as well as identify the correct application of these concepts and theories.
- Account for concepts, theories and general problem areas, as well as apply concepts and theories to specific cases.
Skills and abilities to:
- Apply concepts and theories to examples from the field of biotechnology and conduct a critical discussion of the methodology of examples of biotechnology research
Values and approaches to:
- Critically discuss the definitions and applications of concepts and theories to specific cases of scientific research.
Literature and preparations
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- HEM1 - Written home exam, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- SEM1 - Seminars, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The course is examined with a seminar and a written home exam.
Other requirements for final grade
In order to pass the course, active participation in lectures and seminars and an approved written home examination are required.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web CB1030