Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: Science, Medicine and Health



Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE402
Subject Name Research Frontiers in Science
Credit Points 12
Pre-Requisites Completion of SCIE102 and SCIE202
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions It is recommended that students talk to the course coordinator prior to enrolling into this subject.
Equivalence None.
Assessment To be advised
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject is part of the "Global Science Studies" component of the International Bachelor of Science degree and will be run by Dublin City University. It will cover cutting edge topics in Science that are interdisciplinary and international in nature. These topics will be tailored each year to the research interests and backgrounds of the speakers who will deliver seminars to students via videoconference. Reading lists will be distributed to students at the beginning of the year with specific readings that students should review prior to each seminar. One or more videoconferences will be held on each topic and students will be expected to engage with the speaker and with their fellow students about each particular topic. Students will also need to prepare minor reports on each of the topics. Students will also select a topic for which they will prepare a major research paper.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. present knowledgably an international perspective on current topics at the forefront of Science;
2. discuss orally and in writing the major, important aspects of interdisciplinary and international topics on Science;
3. appreciate the diversity of opinions affecting the implementation of modern technologies;
4. critically evaluate the nature and implication of modern developments in Science; and
5. critically evaluate the ethical aspects of modern developments in Science.