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BTH4280

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedSunway Full year 2010 (Day)
Sunway Second semester to First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Charles Clarke

Synopsis

This unit provides advanced instruction in quantitative methods, thesis writing and current topics to students enrolled in the honours program in biotechnology. Students will gain an understanding of advanced experimental design, data analysis and scientific writing that will assist them in completing their honours thesis. Further classes and coursework relating to current topics in biotechnology will assist students in critical analysis of journal articles, providing further support for their academic development in research science.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of experimental design and sampling methods that are relevant to their research project;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of resource limitation on experimental design and implementation;
  3. critically analyse articles from the scientific literature and use this ability to enhance the quality of their own written work;
  4. express themselves clearly and effectively to a scientific audience;
  5. complete assessment tasks expeditiously and competently.

Assessment

Essay: 50%
Statistics coursework: 30%
Examination: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Charles Clarke

Contact hours

One to three hours of lectures and/or tutorials per week over 12 weeks

Prerequisites

Completion of the requirements for levels one to three of the Bachelor of Science with Honours

Co-requisites

BTH4100