Laboratory learning: The richest experience students have at the university

Matsoukas, Ianis G. ORCID: 0000-0002-7866-6537 (2019) Laboratory learning: The richest experience students have at the university. F1000Research, 8 (246). ISSN 2046-1402

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Abstract

The opportunity for students to engage in laboratory sessions is an essential component of degree programmes in the Biomedical Sciences. It is one of the few opportunities students will have to practice in a similar way that professionals do. However, developing and teaching an effective laboratory session requires as much skill, creativity, and hard work as proposing and executing a first-rate research project. In addition, in order for laboratory sessions to be effective, students need to understand not only how to deliver the experiment, but why the experiment is worth doing, and what purpose it serves for improving students' understanding a concept, relationship, or process. This poster presentation identifies and clarifies the objectives that may be achieved through the use of undergraduate laboratory classes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019 Matsoukas IG. This poster presentation is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biomedical sciences, biomedicine, biotechnology, education, lab-based learning, lab-based teaching, learning, student life, teaching, university life
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: School of Sport and Biological Sciences > Medical Biology
Depositing User: Dr Ianis Matsoukas
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2019 09:04
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 13:20
Identification Number: 10.7490/f1000research.1116461.1
Funders: Jenkinson Research Award
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2584

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