2020 Laboratory Seminar II on Biological Sciences

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Course description and aims

Students read literature related to their own research projects, and introduce the contents to others in their laboratories. Students also present the progress of their research projects. On the other hand, they listen to literature introduction and presentation on research projects by others in the laboratories, and discuss the contents with them.

This course aims at helping students obtain the competency to read and understand literature written in English, and to present and discuss the contents to and with others in the laboratories. Presentation of and discussion on the progress of the students' own research projects are also covered in this course.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. read and understand literature written in English, and critically discuss the contents with others.
2. understand and discuss the contents of literature introduced by others.
3. present the background, aims, results, and discussion of their own research projects.
4. understand and discuss others' presentation on their research projects.


Literature reading, Academic presentation, Academic discussion, Laboratory-based education

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Classes are held in the academic supervisor's laboratory, and the course schedule is determined by the academic supervisor. In some cases, multiple laboratories may choose to hold classes jointly.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 To be announced by each laboratory. To be announced by each laboratory.


Not specified.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Specified by the academic supervisor as necessary.

Assessment criteria and methods

Determined by the academic supervisor based on the student learning outcomes described above.

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must be a member of one of the laboratories in the School of Life Science and Technology.

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