units

GEN3990

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Biological Sciences
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Damian Dowling

Synopsis

This unit provides the opportunity for high-achieving students to undertake an individual research project in Genetics with an academic supervisor. It includes a critical literature review, experimental design and data analysis. The student must maintain regular contact with supervisor(s) and subject coordinator.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Comprehend the fundamental process and requirements of scientific research;

  1. Review and critically evaluate the scientific literature within a relevant discipline;

  1. Demonstrate skills in experimental design, data collection and statistical analysis;

  1. Interpret experimental results, and place the results in the broader context of the research discipline;

  1. Communicate scientific findings and their implications, via oral presentations and written reports.

Assessment

Two oral reports: 20%
Two written reports: 55%
Supervisor's assessment of project planning, conduct and development: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Approximately 12 hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Permission of the Head of School plus students must have approval of project and supervisor prior to enrolment. In addition, students must have a distinction average across 24 points of second level units, including a minimum of 12 points from GEN2041, GEN2052, MOL2011 and MOL2022.

Prohibitions

SCI3740, SCI3990