BIOL 5100 1.5: Critical Skills in Animal Physiology

Term: Fall 2019
Course Director: Raymond Kwong
Day and Location: Wednesdays from 11:30 to 2:30 pm in MC 216
Course Dates: Sept 16-Oct 21
Course ID.:  B29A01

Course Description:

This course reviews expectations and responsibilities of graduate research in animal physiology. It trains students in communicating research in oral and written forms, and in the importance of understanding the deep history of ideas in their research field. This course is compulsory for all incoming MSc students in Animal Physiology. The course has four primary goals: i) to help incoming students in their many transitions to the graduate level of research, ii) to introduce students to the importance of knowing the history of ideas in their chosen field, iii) to review the actual practices of animal physiology and iv) to review and practice good technique in written and oral scientific communication.

Meetings: Wednesday (consult meeting schedule below for meeting dates) Time: 11:30am to 2:30pm,

Meeting Schedule 2018 (tentative):
Attendance at each meeting session is mandatory !!
September 12th Introduction to course, grad students, writing skills, oral presentation skills
September 19th Scientific conduct
September 26th Time management, career options
October 3rd Oral Presentations (Deep history of research field)
October 10th Oral Presentations (Deep history of research field)
October 17th Oral Presentations (Deep history of research field)

Grading: Review Essay on development of ideas in your chosen research field (40%)
Oral Presentation on deep history of your chosen research field (40%)
Class Participation (20%)

Important Due Dates: Wednesday October 3rd, 10th or 17th: Oral Presentation
Wednesday October 24th: Review Essay