units

MIS4100

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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36 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.750 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Full year 2012 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Full year 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2012 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Second semester to First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Ann Chidgey

Synopsis

The Honours year aims to develop analytic abilities, research skills, and communication skills, as well as provide students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of stem cell technologies and tissue repair, immunology, germ cells, embryology, ovarian and fetal physiology. In this unit, training is in the context of a scientific project, with an aim to train students in cutting edge scientific techniques as well as developing broad generic skills. Students undertake a supervised research project of a publishable standard that forms the basis of a thesis due at the end of the year. Students will also present seminars on their research throughout the year.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit, students will be able to critically review the scientific literature in their specialist area of study; understand the processes involved in the design, development and implementation of a relevant research project; be able to complete and analyse a set of laboratory-based or other appropriate studies; be proficient in computer based data acquisition (where appropriate), critical analysis of results, appropriate presentation, and scientific word processing; demonstrate communication skills in both oral and written presentations, including the ability to write and present scientific work in a potentially publishable way; have acquired a range of technical skills and attitudes appropriate to their specialist area of study; have demonstrated the capability to perform a variety of scientific procedures and techniques that are essential to the satisfactory completion and reporting of a research project; have the demonstrated the potential to pursue higher studies and learning in the relevant area of study.

Assessment

Assessment will be a submission of a research thesis: 85%
Two seminars: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Ann Chidgey

Contact hours

To be advised by honours co-ordinator

Prerequisites

A Distinction average in 24 points at level three in PHY, ANT, DEV, GEN, IMM, PHA or BCH units or an approved relevant discipline; or 18 points of PHY, ANT, DEV, GEN, IMM, PHA or BCH and 6 points in an approved relevant discipline.

Co-requisites

MIS4200