Talk:2016 Group 5 Project

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Group Projects - Blood Cell Biology - Updated 21 April  
This year's main topic is Blood Cell Biology. Each group should discuss with group members the specific sub-topic that will be covered by their project.

Here is a list of some of the cell types (Structure and Function)

PuMed citations PuMed Central citations PuMed Central note
Note - that while full publications are available online at PuMed Central, not all these publications allow reuse. You should still always identify the copyright statement within the actual article that allows reuse. Many research labs that receive government grants are required to make their published research available on PMC, this does not mean that the publicly available copy content can be used in your projects.

Remember - No easily identifiable statement usually means that you cannot reuse.


Examples from Megakaryocyte references on PubMed Central

Embryology - content cannot be reused but a useful resource about cell development.

Histology - images these can be reused in your projects.

Group Assessment Criteria  

Group Assessment Criteria

  1. The key points relating to the topic that your group allocated are clearly described.
  2. The choice of content, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, tables, graphs show a good understanding of the topic area.
  3. Content is correctly cited and referenced.
  4. The wiki has an element of teaching at a peer level using the student's own innovative diagrams, tables or figures and/or using interesting examples or explanations.
  5. Evidence of significant research relating to basic and applied sciences that goes beyond the formal teaching activities.
  6. Relates the topic and content of the Wiki entry to learning aims of cell biology.
  7. Clearly reflects on editing/feedback from group peers and articulates how the Wiki could be improved (or not) based on peer comments/feedback. Demonstrates an ability to review own work when criticised in an open edited wiki format. Reflects on what was learned from the process of editing a peer's wiki.
  8. Evaluates own performance and that of group peers to give a rounded summary of this wiki process in terms of group effort and achievement.
  9. The content of the wiki should demonstrate to the reader that your group has researched adequately on this topic and covered the key areas necessary to inform your peers in their learning.
  10. Develops and edits the wiki entries in accordance with the above guidelines.

Group 5: User:Z5015719 | User:Z3462124 | User:Z3463953 | User:Z5017292

Project Sub-Topic

Z5015719 (talk) 18:14, 22 March 2016 (AEDT) hey guys! so does anyone have any preferences for which topic to do? I feel like they'd all be quite good, the options from red blood cell to monocyte/ macrophage look particularly good to me in terms of the marking criteria and so does the mast cell but again they all look pretty good to do. Thoughts?


Z5017292 (talk) 18:26, 22 March 2016 (AEDT)I would be happy with any of these topics really, if i had to choose then maybe mast cells would be my first choice. What is everyone else thinking?

Z5015719 (talk) 12:12, 23 March 2016 (AEDT) Mast cells sound good! so maybe we should just keep that as a tentative first option until everyone else posts what they think?

Z5017292 (talk) 12:24, 23 March 2016 (AEDT)I think that sounds like a plan.

Z5017292 (talk) 10:43, 24 March 2016 (AEDT)I've added the heading Mast Cells to our page because we needed to decide on a topic before the lab.

Z3462124 (talk) 11:06, 24 March 2016 (AEDT)

  • Cell surface specialisations
  • History of the cell and research
  • Functions

Z3462124 (talk) 11:41, 24 March 2016 (AEDT)

These two articles are review articles but they're a good place to star for background info and to find primary articles.

PMID 20176269

PMID 22577358


Z3463953 (talk)

Ok, so here is the brainstormed list of suggested subtopics: ○ Introductory paragraph ○ History § Current research § Future research ○ Morphology/structure ○ Physiology ○ Biochemistry ○ Pathology ○ CNS/ autism ○ Staining----- ○ glossary

By week 5, let's all have read the wikipedia page on mast cells, read those 4 research articles and decide which sections we're going to write!

Z5015719 (talk) 12:28, 24 March 2016 (AEDT) I just took down some notes about the marking criteria:

  • content - correctly cited and referenced: referenced source, copyright info, student image template, reference appears with the image 
  • don’t cite review article as original research- there is no new information here 
  • element of teaching to peer level 
  • citation of literature, put to date research in area (published in the last 2 years etc) - current areas of research about the cell 
  • Identify key research labs that are researching on the topic: external links that is researching something specific about the cell 
  • feedback in the group discussion (positive criticism) 
  • animations, videos (yt) (insert link), 
  • At least one image is a student drawn image