Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This unit allows students to undertake a research project prepared for in prior or parallel study in BIOL6940. Students, under the direction of a member of academic staff, will spend a half-semester (or equivalent part-time) on project establishment and initiation. The project will be designed to produce viable results within the timescale of the project, but (because it is a research project) the amount and level of results will only evolve during the actual study. Approximately 40% of the time will be devoted to a review of the known scientific literature of the selected field, approximately 40% to method development and/or instrument establishment and approximately 20% to the attainment of experimental results. A typed literature review of a size defined below will be required.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Workplace Occupational Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
On successful completion of this course, students will:
1. be expected to have developed knowledge of the techniques of establishing research in their chosen field which will permit them to pursue research and development projects as an effective member of a research team.
2. have developed analytical and practical skills necessary in the performance of research experiments at an advanced level, and in the later interpretation of experimental results. The student will also develop skills in reviewing scientific literature and scientific reporting.
This is a research project on a single topic selected by the student with the advice of a supervisor and research committee.
The student will need to consult specific scientific textbooks and literature articles, as advised by the supervisor or project supervision committee, but there are no formal textbooks required.
RECOMMENDED AND REFERENCE MATERIAL
The student will need to consult widely in the scientific literature, as advised by the supervisor or project supervision committee.
Modes of Delivery
Problem Based Learning
Self Directed Learning
Self Directed Learning: for 10 hour(s) per Week for Full Term