Project and Advanced Studies
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
This course is part of a merit pathway that provides extension material to encourage the development of advanced skills and enhance career progression. This is done through experiential learning supported by appropriate readings and career guidance that allows high achieving students to expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed in their undergraduate program, and integrate these with real world skills and experience through undertaking a supervised practical project.
Students will be able to undertake their project in a variety of settings and direction is provided on-site by a project supervisor. Assessment is based on a project notebook and a poster presentation.
Students will need to complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Full information on this compulsory course component will be provided in the course outline provided by the School.
Admission to this course is based on merit and the number of places available may be restricted. Students should enquire through the Course Coordinator or Program Convenor.
On successful completion of this course, students will have:
1. developed skills required for the workplace, including communication, ability to work independently and within a team;
2. developed experience in formulating, conducting and reporting on a scientific project;
3. developed experience in collecting, analysing and organising scientific information;
4. applied the knowledge gained in previous courses to a practical problem in science;
5. the ability to reflect critically upon what has been learnt theoretically within their program;
6. an appreciation of the skills required and opportunities available within a research career.
Topics will include:
1. occupational health and safety and the preparation of risk assessments;
2. note-taking and record keeping in scientific research;
3. project design and implementation in collaboration with a supervisor;
4. development of project-related methodology and practical procedures;
5. application and development of research skills and critical thinking;
6. communication of results through poster presentations prepared in the conventional manner for scientific research.
Successful completion of at least 60 units at 1000 level, at a high level of achievement, at least Distinction grade average.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks
Individual Supervision: for 80 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Seminar: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks