Research Project Literature Survey and Methodology University of Bordeaux
The general objective of this course is to: - learn the fundamental principles of scientific research - acquire skills in writing and communicating about a researchproject in Neuroscience.Upon completion of this course, students are able to carry out aliterature survey in Neuroscience and may also elaborate and defend ascientific project in this field. Students follow specific training inorder to: - develop and write a neuroscience project according to the keyprinciples of scientific research - summarize and defend orally a research project in 10 minutes, witha focus on the project specifically related to their Master thesis - master the key principles of the translational approach
- Students should have completed the first year of a Master program. - An interest in Neuroscience research in general and in epistemologyin particular is recommended. - Language prerequisite: fluency inEnglish
Grading is based on a final oral examination (0.8) at the end of theterm (mid-December) during which students must defend a Neuroscienceproject (10min powerpoint presentation with 10 minutes of questions).The written project (10 pages, excluding the abstract), which is alsoassessed, must be sent one week before this oral examination. In addition, an ongoing exam (as part of a group, an oral presentationof a mini-project on the basis of a mini-review analysis) contributesto the overall assessment (0.2).
LECTURES (30H):1. Epistemological approach of scientific research: fundamentalprinciples (12h) - Breaking (with common sense): how to deduce a working hypothesisfrom a line of arguments - Construction: from the working hypothesis to experimental design - Observation and interpretation: from the experiment to dataanalysis / expected results and their meaning2. Conception of a mini-project on the basis of amini-review analysis (group work lasting 10h).3. Translational research (4h): from human to animal studies and viceet versa.4. Communicating about a research project in Neuroscience (4h) - How to summarize a research project in 10 min - How to formulate a "take home message"TUTORIALS (60H):1. Oral presentation of a mini-project (group work)2. Tutoring: expert guidance from teaching staff concerning thecompletion and oral presentation of the Master project (focus on thededuction of a scientific question). Special tutoring is provided forNeurasmus students, as well as for students planning their internshipwithin the industrial sector.
Specific lectures are dedicated to different theoretical aspects of the scientific methodology. Tutorials provide individual supervision for the development and presentation of the Master project.
Online Course Requirement
Duration: 3 monthsLanguage of instruction: EnglishMode of delivery: Face-to-face teaching
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