units

MIS4200

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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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 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 unit aims to develop analytical abilities and communication skills, as well as provide students with advanced knowledge in specific areas of Regenerative Medicine and Biomedical Science. Students will undertake an oral presentation of a current issue in the Biomedical/Biotechnological/Regenerative Medical field and a written critique of a scientific article. Students will also undertake a component of work within their selected discipline that is unrelated to their specific research component and which involves some level of advanced theoretical training. Candidates may commence at the beginning of either first or second semester.

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

Oral presentation of current issue in Biomedicine: 30%
Review of literature on an area of research unrelated to project (2000 words): 40%
Critique of scientific article: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

To be advised by Honours co-ordinator

Prerequisites

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

Co-requisites