BIOU6PL: Applied Biological Sciences Placement

Co-ordinator: Dr Jenson Lim

Module Description

BIO6PL is the industrial placement module associated with the Applied Biological Sciences degree. This module is designed to enhance industrial awareness and develop the ‘hard skills’ (laboratory techniques and skills) sought by the Biosciences sector.

Module Objectives

This module will develop:

  • the scientific skills required by the Biosciences sector
  • the transferable skills required by the Biosciences sector
  • an awareness of real world projects
  • build an appreciation of industry standards.

Core Learning Outcomes

  • Teamwork
  • Oral and written communication
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Project management
  • Data analysis
  • Data sourcing and data management
  • Generic lab skills
  • Analysis and critical evaluation
  • Trouble shooting


Total Study Time 200 hours
Scheduled Learning & Teaching 21 hours: lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, external visits, scheduled on-line discussions or similar
Guided Independent Study 179 hours: both directed learning undertaken in student's own time, and their own self-directed study for assessment
Placements 0 hours


  • Company and Project Overview (20%)
  • Placement Performance (10%)
  • Placement report + Reflective diary (30% + 10%)
  • Poster Presentation (30%)
Coursework 70%
Examination 0%
Practical 30%
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