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Plymouth University 4.0 / 293 reviews
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BIOL302
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This module was really interesting and thought provoking. By exploring the issues and limitations surrounding conservation, as an individual you are then able to look at conservation practices with new insights. Conservation is all too often seen as a practice that could only be beneficial, however through taking this subject, I have seen the darker side of conservation. This includes the politics surrounding conservation work, the limitations of implementing conservation practices and how important it is to use the best available data to inform management. Teaching and assessments cover a wide range of topics and issues, thus allowing you to synthesize information from a wide range of sources.

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CNET334
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The module gave a good grounding in the concepts of Information Security Management, the teaching was great, enough time was spent on each section to get comfortable with it, and the associated lab work helped to get an understanding of the more practical applications of the subject.

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MATH3615
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This has by far been the best module for bridging the gap between mathematics and finance. I feel I have learnt key skills that I can take forward with confidence. The lecturer has exceptional talent for making the material interesting and fun to learn.

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APME303
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It's definitely hard but the support and structure of lessons makes the process more bearable. Great if you have a particular topic of interest and like independent work. Organisation is essential and having a idea of a topic before starting this module is highly useful. Very time consuming module.

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BIOM2006
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The module is a very good continuation of the 1st year immunity module BIOM1006.The content follows on well, with good assessment material and very challenging module content. But very good lecturer contact and support.

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ENVS2002
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The Environmental Expedition gives students the option of undertaking fieldwork in Malaysia, Malta or Cornwall. Most students choose to go to Malaysia and many see it as the highlight of the course. It is subsidised by the University, or for students that don't feel they have enough money, the Cornwall trip is free. A challenge of it is that there is a lot of group work, and some students are not always as helpful as they should be. The peer review system is useful for addressing this. I personally have been enjoying this module and have had very helpful feedback, though as with any University, different lecturers are of different levels of helpfulness. The forms of assessment include a project plan, field notebooks and a presentation on findings.

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BIOM2024
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Professor Simon Fox runs a excelent module, titled molecular cell biology. As far as assessment is concerned, a 1500 word essay was required, which allowed students to write about the consiquences of the overexpression/underexpression of a protein of choice. This was the best and most rewarding essay i wrote in my university career, and I learned so much during my personal research of this topic. The exam was challenging but not unfair, and again, allowed me to develop my knowlege of the subject in a useful way. Aditionally, the practical elements of the module wa The contents of this module seems to better reflect the entire degree than

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ILLUS500
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This module began with a short two week political poster project, involving some research and quick visual development. This was the shortest project I had ever worked on, so it was useful to see how quickly I could work when under the pressure of a shorter deadline. There were no constraints to what you could research for this project, other than it being a political issue. This meant that I could choose something relevant to myself, that I was passionate about, and would therefore enjoy working on.

The next stage of the module required a proposed project and research question to be created, again with no limitations, so it became a complete investigation of an area of my practice that I was keen to develop.

One issue I found was that as the content of the module was essentially self taught due to the nature of individual projects, I did not see tutors that frequently or learn first hand from them. However, it is important as illustration students to develop as individuals and this module definitely taught independence in my practice.

Overall I enjoyed the freedom of researching a self led project and being able to create something which felt relevant to my practice.

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BHCS1004PP
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This is a portfolio project involving a large amount of research an self study, thus allowing students to develop their interest in the pathology of a specific disease - choice of tuberculosis, ischaemic heart disease and diabetes mellitus.

Further to this, there are lectures about pathology services and forensic pathology given by lecturers from external companies and Derriford hospital. This is interesting, whilst also useful for the pathology section of the portfolio where the student is required to research about the UK pathology services provided by the NHS

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CORD209
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So far this has been my favourite module and in my opinion the most useful. The teaching has been especially good as the lecturer has so much experience in the field. We have each had to produce presentations, business plans and projected cash flows for a business of our choice. By choosing a business you actually want to set up, it becomes a really useful practical task and can even be used in future for presentations to banks etc.The thing with this module is you really have to put the work in to get the full benefits from it.The marketing side is also helpful but probably the most creative part of the course.

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