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Competències Bàsiques en Recerca en Bioquímica, Biologia Molecular i Biomedicina [42894]
Garcia Quintana, David
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Facultat de Biociències

Títol variant: Basic Research Skills in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine
Data: 2015-16
Pla d'estudis: Bioquímica, Biologia Molecular i Biomedicina [1153]
Titulació: Bioquímica, Biologia Molecular i Biomedicina [4313794]
Resum: The global objective of the course is for the student to acquire fundamental competencies in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedical research, to gain a solid grounding as a biomolecular scientist. Specific objectives are detailed in the Content section. 1 For the student to fully understand experimental design and data analysis processes. Blocks - A brief introduction to the epistemology of Science. - The problem/question framework: Defining the research objective and the best suited question to address it. What would be an acceptable answer? Defining the experimental project. - Hypothesis driven research. Inductive vs deductive reasoning. The need for a testable, falsifiable hypothesis. The new paradigm: Question driven research. Data driven research. - Experimental design. Choosing the optimal experimental system. Instrument calibration and controls. Types of experiments. Independent and dependent variables; constants; hidden variables. Positive and negative controls; blind and double-blind experiments. Time courses. Reproducibility. Analysis of statistical significance. - Data analysis and interpretation. Correlation vs causation. Sources of bias. Model formulation; validating the model through predictions that can be tested experimentally. Necessity vs sufficiency. 1. 2- Lab Life Basics 3 - For the student to acquire fundamental skills in written and oral communication of research results, in a concise, clear, honest manner. - For the student to develop the ability to integrate knowledge and formulate reasonable conclusions from available information. Blocks - Scientific writing. - The research article. - The article submission process. - The MSc and PhD thesis. - Posters. - Oral presentation of research results. 2. 2- Writing Science in English Instructor Rosemary Thwaite. Objective To familiarize students with the genre of the scientific research paper, focusing on strategies and tools to improve writing skills in English. Blocks - Introducing your topic: Purpose and format of the introduction, sentence length and linking, use of citation. - Presenting your methods and results: Active /passive, parallelism, descriptive statements and result statements, prepositions. - English versus Spanglish: Awareness of typical faults of style in scientific writing and vocabulary misuse (verbosity, false friends, collocation). - Discussing your results: Features of the discussion, interpretation and argumentation, appropriate use of speculation, take home message. 3- JournalClub 5 - An initiation to journal clubbing as an essential, standard tool: - To develop the ability to analyze, reason and discuss (defend and criticize) scientific results. - To get acquainted with and understand advanced research work. - To keep up with constant, fast progress in biomolecular sciences. - To integrate MSc/PhD students' knowledge in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biomedicine. - To practice the preparation and delivery of the oral presentation and discussion/defense of experimental results. - To serve as a way of identifying some of the current frontiers in biomolecular research, including emerging methods and techniques. Blocks - How to critically dissect a research article. - Relevant articles will be proposed by the different tutors for the students to work on at home, and then present and discuss them in the classroom. Metodologia This is an eminently practical course, as it is aimed at acquiring skills and self-confidence for the future biomolecular researcher. Therefore all sessions integrate theoretical and practical learning. The student is the center of her/his own learning process and the load of (evaluated) work is significant. In general, each block is developed as follows: Session 1: Introductory master class. Supervised team work, as a way to start developing the corresponding competencies, such as solving cases related to lab work, scientific integrity conflicts, writing an article or delivering a scientific oral presentation. Autonomous homework, related to the supervised work begun in the classroom. Session 2: Presentation of the homework. Learning through discussion. Synthesis. Activitats formatives Títol Hores ECTS Resultats d'aprenentatge 6.
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