INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Genetics and Bioengineering Master With Thesis
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 536 Scientific Research Methods in Genetics and Bioengineering Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 6 3 137 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Damir Marjanović, Prof. Dr. Damir Marjanović, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this course is to review and analyze research methodology concepts in the field of genetics and bioengineering theoretically and practically. In addition to the lectures and case study applications, students will have a chance to report a research study and thesis proposal in their areas of interest during the semester.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. The nature of GBE research
  2. Formulating and clarifying the research topic, objectives and goals
  3. Critically reviewing the scientific literature
  4. Making differences between case study, review and original scientific paper
  5. Understanding research materials and methods, philosophies and approaches
  6. Formulating the experimental research design
  7. Negotiating access and research ethics
  8. Selecting and collecting the samples
  9. Collecting primary data through observations and experiments
  10. Presentation of achieved results
  11. Collecting primary data using different analytical tools
  12. Analyzing “Case study” presentations
  13. Analyzing “Original scientific” presentations
  14. Writing and presenting your project report presentations
  15. Research application in genetics and bioengineering

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Project
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project20
    Midterm Exam(s)20
    Presentation30
    Final Exam130
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Begin to work effectively as part of a team.
    • Developing interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills with in a managed environment.
    • Exercising some personal responsibility.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Various scientific papers in the field of GBE

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
    Preparation for Final Examination12020
    Assignment / Homework/ Project21530
    Seminar / Presentation22040
    Total Workload: 137
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5