NAT-10005 - Applied Interdisciplinary Science Case Studies
Coordinator: Adam Moolna Tel: +44 1782 7 34115
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2020/21

Applied Interdisciplinary Science Case Studies engages you with variety of core discipline of Natural Sciences. Taster lectures give you a basic overview of a broad range of individual Natural Sciences disciplines. You will discuss and debate key examples of how core disciplines combine for interdisciplinarity through a combination of staff- and student-led sessions. You will emerge able to present an evaluation of the state and context of interdisciplinary research across the Natural Sciences.

This module aims to develop broad student understanding of all the core disciplines contributing to the BSc Natural Sciences programme. It does that through exploring a number of case studies of how various disciplines combine with staff-led and student-led sessions.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Compare and contrast disciplinary differences in scientific inquiry across the Natural Sciences: 1,2
Evaluate how traditional disciplines combine in interdisciplinary ways: 1,2
Evaluate the context of interdisciplinary research across the Natural Sciences: 1,2
Communicate effective critical evaluation of evidence in both written and oral forms: 1,2

Study hours

Lectures 10 hours
Workshops 10 hours
Assessment (oral presentations) 2 hours
Independent study for workshops and assessments 128 hours

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 70%
Case study evaluation and reflections
1500 words evaluating one chosen case study and 1000 words of reflections on the other 5 case studies

2: Oral Presentation weighted 30%
Oral presentation on case study reflections
Individual oral presentation using visual aids reviewing the case studies covered and relating to students┐ developing practice (presentations are 15 minutes in length including time for questions)