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PHY4200

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Full year 2013 (Day)
Clayton 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, students will gain experience in critical reading of scientific literature, scientific communication skills, and the use of statistical tools for analysis. Further, core and optional lectures/tutorials on advanced aspects of physiology and other training areas provide a means to broaden their knowledge and skills.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review scientific literature in the discipline area of research;

  1. Apply knowledge of current methodologies and concepts to appraise scientific literature in the discipline area;

  1. Apply analytical and data analysis techniques relevant to the discipline area of research;

  1. Effectively communicate concepts in the discipline area of research both in writing and orally.

Assessment

Advanced training in Physiological Research: 30%
Statistics assignment: 20%
Review of literature in selected area (4000 words): 20%
Critique of unseen scientific paper: 30%

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Co-requisites