Methodology of Scientific Work and Intelectual Property Protection (Graduate Study of Food Engineering )

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Course Description


  • science and scientific research
  • scientific fields
  • scientific information sources
  • scientific method; fundamental vs. applied research
  • primary sources of information
  • secondary sources
  • tertiary sources
  • citation and reference styles - bibliographic reference
  • electronic information resources
  • intellectual property – basics
  • patents
  • academic papers
  • bibliometrics; evaluation in science


  • recognize and explain role and significance of science and scientific research
  • describe and propose reliable and the most relevant information resources, as well as options to access scientific and professional papers
  • independently review, evaluate, select and use relevant scientific literature
  • plan and conduct research procedures related with the master's thesis preparation
  • describe in detail how to access to scientific research and how to write a scientific paper
  • adopt and implement ethical principles and codes of practice in the scientific, public and technological relations
  • explain the basics of the intellectual property systems and conduct a patent search
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