YML-80321 BSc Thesis Molecular Life Sciences

Course

Credits 21.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Independent study0
Thesis0
Course coordinator(s)dr. CW Hoogendam
Examiner(s)prof. dr. BJ Zwaan
prof. dr. JT Zuilhof
prof. dr. D Weijers
prof. dr. WM de Vos
prof.dr. CS Testerink
prof. dr. AH Velders
prof. dr. H van Amerongen
prof. dr. ir. J van der Gucht
prof. dr. T Bisseling

Language of instruction:

Dutch and/or English

Mandatory knowledge:

To start with the bachelor thesis, the student must have a study progress including all 60 credits of the first year and 42 credits of the second year compulsory courses. 

Assumed knowledge on:

All other compulsory courses from the BSc program Molecular Life Sciences.

Contents:

In this thesis-oriented course students work individually on a subject related to the research activities of one or more of the participating chair groups: BIC, BIP, BNT, GEN, MIB, MOB, ORC, PCC and PPH. The students can find the thesis agreement form on the Brightspace site for the BSc thesis. The main activity is to perform a research project with an experimental character. In general, the subjects that can be chosen are supervised by researchers from one or more chair groups and have a multidisciplinary character. Every year new subjects may be offered to the students. Important aspects are working in a research setting and defining objectives for the research project, formulating a model or hypothesis, and making a working plan.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- function in a research setting as demonstrated by his or her performance during the thesis;
- apply fundamental scientific knowledge dealing with problems in a multi-disciplinary setting;
- apply methods commonly used to search the scientific literature;
- define objectives for a research project, formulate a model or hypothesis, and plan and perform experiments;
- adequately report on the research, both orally and in writing.

Activities:

- literature research;
- analysis of the research subject in a multidisciplinary way;
- making a working plan;
- designing and performing experiments;
- presentation of the results, both orally and in writing.

Examination:

students are evaluated based on:
- research competences (20-55%);
- experimental skills (0-50%);
- report (10-60%);
- oral presentation (0-15%);
- final discussion (0-10%);

The thesis agreement form has to be uploaded in Brightspace.

Literature:

All information on how to organise the BSc thesis and the thesis contract can be found in the thesis Brightspace site, availabel through myportal. 

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Compulsory for: BMLMolecular Life SciencesBSc1WD+2WD, 5WD+6WD