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PHY4100

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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36 points, SCA Band 2, 0.750 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Full year 2013 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Full year 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2013 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Second semester to First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Roger Evans, Dr Marianne Tare and Dr Siew Yeen Chai

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 physiology. In this unit, training is in the context of a scientific project, with an aim to also develop broad generic skills. Students undertake a supervised research project forming the basis of a thesis presented at the end of the year and involving research of a publishable standard. They also present seminars on their research, and are trained in advanced scientific techniques.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review the scientific literature that underpins the area of the research project;

  1. Undertake a supervised research project and contribute to project design and management;

  1. Apply appropriate laboratory techniques, research methodologies and data analysis methods to collect, interpret and report research findings;

  1. Effectively present research and findings orally showing a firm grasp of the area;

  1. Analyse research undertaken in the context of the discipline area and report findings in an extended written report.

Assessment

Research thesis: 85%
Two seminars: 15%

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Co-requisites