Specific additional academic requirements for microbiology honours are:
Honours students in microbiology are required to:
Your research thesis (65%) is expected to be approximately 50 pages in length (<12,000 words).
You will also undertake a short (20-30 minute) oral examination to defend your research. You will present a final seminar (10%) of approximately 20 minutes describing the aims of your project, the results you obtained, and the significance of the results in the context of the published literature.
The research skills training task (25%) consists of approximately six 2-hour tutorials run by the honours committee in small groups of six to ten students. In these tutorials, each student will be assigned a scientific paper and will run a discussion amongst the group on that manuscript.
You will be assessed on your presentation as well as your participation in the group discussions.
In the final examination, you receive a scientific paper and are required to write an appraisal of that paper, highlighting your opinions of the research described.
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