|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||ir. B Lubbes|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. ir. JE Wellink|
|prof. dr. HGJ Gremmen|
|MSc. Luuk Huijgen|
|drs. FL Roschar|
|SM Zijlstra MSc|
|MJ van Harmelen|
|Examiner(s)||dr. ir. S Isken|
|dr. ir. JE Wellink|
|prof. dr. ir. RH Wijffels|
Language of instruction:
This course is an introduction in the field of molecular life sciences and biotechnology as well as an introduction to studying at Wageningen University. The course consists of several elements:
- a profession oriented part with cases supervised by mentors.
- oral presentations;
- information on the study program;
- ethics and societal aspects of biotechnology and molecular life sciences.
Part of the course is given as a tutorial under supervision of teachers of Educational Studies. In the profession oriented part you will work in groups of 3 students under supervision of mentors (senior students biotechnology and molecular life sciences). This part consists of a number of exercises on relevant topics for your study. A report has to be written for every exercise. During the BSc students will develop a portfolio of 5 cases where they have to discuss ethical issues around biotechnology and molecular life sciences. Within this course the portfolio is introduced and used for the first case.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- give a presentation using media and supportive non-verbal behaviour;
- prepare and show structure in a presentation;
- reflect on his/her own learning process with help of a reflection model;
- cite correctly and to make reference lists;
- critically evaluate found information and avoid plagiarism;
- write a small report;
- know the study program and the professions that belong to the study of choice;
- find study related information in the study handbook and schedule;
- mention the tasks of the study advisors and how to contact these persons in case of any questions and problems;
- understand that there are ethical issues associated with activities in biotechnology and molecular life sciences and the significance of that for society;
- understand how to write a structured reflection report on an ethical issue.
- case studies;
- ICT modules;
- group discussions;
- observation and evaluation;
- oral presentations;
- writing reports.
Mark is based on:
- presentation skills (performance and reflection) (50%);
- case studies (participation, reports) (50%);
The marks for all individual parts should at least 5.5.
A reader with the course guide and practical exercises is available at the start of the course.
|BML||Molecular Life Sciences||BSc||1MO|