units

BTH4280

Faculty of Science

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Science, Malaysia

Coordinator(s)

Dr Cheow Yuen Lin (FY); Dr Choo Wee Sim (S2-S1)

Offered

Malaysia

  • Full year 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester to First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides advanced instruction in quantitative methods, thesis writing and current topics to students enrolled in the honours program in biotechnology. Students will gain an understanding of advanced experimental design, data analysis and scientific writing that will assist them in completing their honours thesis. Further classes and coursework relating to current topics in biotechnology will assist students in critical analysis of journal articles, providing further support for their academic development in research science.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of experimental design and sampling methods that are relevant to their research project;

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the impacts of resource limitation on experimental design and implementation;

  1. Critically analyse articles from the scientific literature and use this ability to enhance the quality of their own written work;

  1. Express themselves clearly and effectively to a scientific audience;

  1. Write and manage assessment tasks expeditiously and competently.

Assessment

Essay: 50%
Statistics coursework: 30%
Examination: 20%

Workload requirements

One to three hours of lectures and/or tutorials per week over 12 weeks

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Cheow Yuen Lin (FY); Dr Choo Wee Sim (S2-S1)

Prerequisites

Completion of the requirements for levels one to three of the Bachelor of Science with Honours

Co-requisites