General course objectives
Keep track of the latest development within the field.
From 9 to 10:15 two relevant papers (one selected by a course participant and one by the course responsible) will be thoroughly assessed and discussed. We will focus on the science, but also on the many different ways to structure an article and communicate the results. We will also consider difference between articles presenting mathematical models vs. articles presenting empirical observations etc. From 10:30-11:30 there will be a presentation either from an invited guest lecture (both from within the institute and from outside) or by one of the course participants. From 11.30-12:00 we will discuss/plan the content of the next session. We will focus on interactive teaching and when students present we will not only focus on the content of the presentation, but also on the feedback practice. The course participants are expected to spend 3 hours for preparation before each session (i.e. reading articles, preparing presentation etc.) and 28 hours extra when arranging a journal club session.
A student who has met the objectives of the course will be able to:
- Read, assess, and critically evaluate scientific papers in the field of fisheries biology
- Present and give constructive feedback on other students presentations, and
- Gain an overview of the various types of models used in the field of fisheries biology and the kind of biological knowledge required to successfully implement those models