Biology Honours 4220
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1, Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course develops a students skills and competencies in the development and communication of research findings. The course is conducted under the direct supervision of an academic staff member who is the student's honours research supervisor. The course operates in conjunction with BIOL4210 which is largely concerned with data collection and analysis. BIOL4220 involves discussion of research findings, their reconciliation with existing literatures and the development of written texts which form drafts of chapters for the student's honours research thesis. Further, the course involves developing and delivery of a seminar presenting the major research findings made by the student. The course includes submission of a completed thesis.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will display the following skills and attributes:
1. Advanced competency in developing and communicating research findings in a 100 page thesis.
2. Capacity to structure and formulate arguments within a lengthy written text.
3. Capacity to communicate research findings involving very high analytical levels.
4. Capacity to communicate research findings that positions conclusions within a student's overall field of enquiry.
5. Capacity to verbally communicate these findings in the context of the overall field of enquiry.
6. Research skills necessary to undertake higher-level and post-graduate research and writing.
|Content||Supervision of students in:
- Structuring a thesis text to communicate logically the outcomes of a student's research project
- Developing logical and coherent arguments and conclusions within a text that are adequately supported by appropriate evidence
- Use of techniques involving selection of multiple drafting, editing and use of appropriate analytical language to communicate findings to an academic audience
- Engagement in processes of relating specific findings to the overall concerns of biological sciences research
- Encouragement and support of students to achieve a high level of analytical competence and strongest opportunity to pursue further research and study.
|Assumed Knowledge||BIOL4110 and BIOL4120|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Self Directed Learning: for 18 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for BIOL4220|