Course detail

Introduction to Bachelor Thesis - CHM

FCH-BC_UBP_CHMAcad. year: 2020/2021

The students will learn what basic parts of scientific texts are and what their content is. They will get to know literature sources and learn how to make background research. They will repeat and improve knowledge regarding data processing and data presentation. The acquired knowledge will be tested within review of bachelor's thesis (BT) written in previous years. The theme of BT will be similar as the actual one of the students. The work will be advised from the point of completeness and content of particular parts, intelligibility and typographic rules, relationship between the title and the scopes to the selection of testing methods, measurement conditions, the form of processing and evaluation of data including formulation of conclusion.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After completing the course students will know how to structure scientific text – what are basic parts and what is their content; they will know how to work with databases and how to cite references. Furthermore, they will know how to present data in a form of Tables and Figures, what should be their size and where they are places in the text.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge from Chemical informatics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Elementární statistická analýza. Editoval Lubomír Cyhelský, Jana Kahounová a Richard Hindls. 2. dopl. vyd. Praha : Management Press, 2001. 318 s. ISBN 80-7261-003-1. (CS)
ZVÁRA, Karel. Biostatistika, Praha : Karolinum, 2004. 213 s. ISBN 80-246-0739-5. (CS)
Prezentace a literatura k předmětu. In: Elearning FCH [online]. [citace 2017-02-11]. Dostupné z https://moodle.vutbr.cz/course/view.php?id=191688#section-9 (CS)
Co je rešerše. In: Knihovna CVUT [online]. [citace 2017-02-11]. Dostupné z http://knihovna.cvut.cz/cs/vyhledavani/reserse/co-je-reserse (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in a form of seminars taking two hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Classified credit is marked after attendance of all seminars and obtaining classification from all tasks (the portion of particular classification on the final credit is mentioned in parenthesis in percentage): presentation of rules, instructions and standards regarding elaboration of final subject work and its defense (30%), the test of typographic rules (20%), review of bachelor's thesis (35%), presentation of the own bachelor's thesis (15%).

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction: scope of education, introduction of students, division students into groups according to subject field of bachelor's thesis (file Hodnocení, Tabulka 1), info on E-learning
2. Bachelor's thesis (BT) – definition, incorporation in prescripts of BUT and FCH; final state examination (FSE) and its running; structure of scientific text, writing style
3. Rules for processing theses at FCH BUT, typographic rules, rules for preparation of charts, Tables, images, attachments and appendices
4. Figures, Tables and the overall writing of defended BT in previous years – how yes and how not
5. Bibliographic citation according to ČSN ISO 690 – join to Rules for processing theses at FCH BUT
6. Background research, scientific information resources and databases; written test on typographic rules
7.-11. Review of bachelor's thesis from previous classes chosen on the basis of the field of actual thesis of the students: presentation in groups, individual classification of students
12.–13. Individual oral presentation of current work done on student’s BT (theoretical background or experiment or the first results)

Aims

To grave on students' mind that
- structure of all specialized/scientific texts (protocols, thesis, scientific articles) is the same,
- it is necessary to import all its sections of proper content for completeness and intelligibility of the text,
- except technical/scientific accuracy and exactness of presented data it is necessary to present results in a standard form (Figures and Tables), and
- at the end it is necessary to amend the whole text according to valid typographic rules.
The unit form of the text facilitates orientation and intelligibility considerably.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The attendance in the seminar in a range of two hours per week is compulsory for students of the presence form of study – the attendance is evidenced. Unexcused absence may represent the restriction to credit the subject. Combined form of study is supported by E-learning system with syllabus, study materials and lecture presentations; information about tasks and their evaluation is available too. Written test and presentation of currently solved bachelor's thesis takes in mutually agreed term.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BPCO_CHM , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHCHT Bachelor's

    branch BKCO_CHM , 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme BKCP_CHTM Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional
  • Programme BPCP_CHTM Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Exercise

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning