Information for research students about course offerings
The course is replacing the course 3A5322.
The course can be taken at any time as it is not bound to any particular period. Contact the examiner for information.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course comprises approximately 80 full-time study hours and takes the form of higher seminars where the doctoral students present, interpret, analyze, critically examine and actively discuss their own papers and other relevant research literature within the research field. An important aspect is that the research students receive constructive feedback on their own scientific papers and presentation skills. The course normally extends over an academic year with regular meetings during study-term periods and is the third of four courses in the seminar series. A more detailed description of the course content and structure can be found in the course memo.
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student should be able to
- demonstrate both broad and specialized knowledge in the overall subject area of biotechnology with emphasis on molecular biotechnology
- demonstrate the ability to present pedagogically, critically examine and discuss their own and others' scientific work in the subject of biotechnology with emphasis on research in molecular biotechnology
- demonstrate the ability to give and receive constructive feedback for further development of own and others’ scientific abilities and general skills
- demonstrate the ability to acquire knowledge of academic authorship and the international scientific publishing landscape with relevance to the scientific focus area of the course
- demonstrate the ability to identify, discuss and reflect on ethics and sustainability aspects in the research that is discussed within the framework of the scientific focus area of the course
Literature and preparations
Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.
Literature in the form of the students' own scientific papers and published articles are assigned separately for each individual session.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- DEL1 - Participation, 3.0 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.
Grading criteria are specified in the course PM.
Other requirements for final grade
Active participation at 80% of the seminar sessions, which includes presenting, preparing and actively participating in reviewing and discussing selected scientific work.
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 FCB3063
Main field of study
Number of participants: 30