units

MIS4100

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 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor James Bourne

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:

  • heart and muscle development and regeneration
  • immunity and regeneration
  • stem cells, cancer and regeneration
  • neural regeneration.

In this unit, training is in the context of a scientific project, with an aim to train students in cutting edge scientific techniques as well as developing broad generic skills. Students undertake a supervised research project of a publishable standard that forms the basis of a thesis due at the end of the year. Students will also present seminars on their research throughout the year.

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

Assessment will be a submission of a research thesis: 85%
Two seminars: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

To be advised by honours co-ordinator

Prerequisites

A Distinction average in 24 points at level three in PHY, DEV, GEN, IMM or BCH units or an approved relevant discipline; or 18 points of PHY, DEV, GEN, IMM or BCH units and 6 points in an approved relevant discipline.

Co-requisites