Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Biological Sciences
OfferedClayton Full year 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Dave Chapple


Students submit an essay on an advanced topic in biology that is distinct from the topic of the BIO4100/GEN4100 research project. In addition, they will attend lectures and complete practice exercises in Advanced Data Analysis. Candidates may commence the honours year at the beginning of either first or second semester. Further information is available from the course coordinator and at a meeting held with prospective students during second semester of third year.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe and give examples of the breadth and diversity of biology;

  1. Recognise the place of biology within the broader scope of science and medicine;

  1. Demonstrate skills in writing reports of scientific experiments;

  1. Demonstrate skills in searching the scientific literature;

  1. Demonstrate skills in oral communication of scientific information.


Essay: 50%
Lectures and exercises in Advanced Data Analysis: 50%

Chief examiner(s)


BIO3011 or by permission of the Head of School