units

MIS3990

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Ann Chidgey

Synopsis

This unit provides the opportunity for high achieving students to work with an academic supervisor and complete a research project in the areas of stem cell technologies and tissue repair, immunology, germ cells, embryology, ovarian and fetal physiology. The research project may be chosen from a list of projects available at the beginning of semester from the Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories. The unit convenor and supervisor must approve the project topic at the time of enrolment. Students will work in a research laboratory to obtain data, write a preliminary and final report on the project and will give a series of oral presentations on their work.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Undertake a research project with regard to ethical and safety regulations;

  1. Demonstrate technical skills in experimental methods and the ability to collect, analyse and interpret data using methods relevant to the discipline of stem cell biology;

  1. Communicate appropriately and effectively with supervisors, laboratory staff and students;

  1. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of experimental procedures, results and outcomes;

  1. Identify relevant published scientific literature and critically analyse and evaluate the content in the context of the discipline of stem cell biology.

Assessment

Three oral reports (preliminary 15 minutes, 10%, and final, 15 minutes, 10%): 20%
Two written reports (preliminary 1,500 words, 10% and final 8,000 words, 50%): 60%
Assessment of laboratory work: 20%.

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

12 hours per week

Prerequisites

Permission of the Director of MISCL