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Area/Catalogue
BIOL 4015

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
159821

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Unit Value
18

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

To develop skills in the conduct of scientific research through participation in a research project commensurate with education and experience appropriate to employment in research positions or as a basis for further study towards higher research degrees.

Course content

Students will receive a program of prescribed and independent reading as well as attending lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars on topics to support their training in research (including but not limited to qualitative vs quantitative studies, ethics in research, health and safety, biostatistics, publishing, referencing, presentation skills, spreadsheets and databases, preparation of a thesis) and perform supervised research appropriate to the discipline in which they conduct their project 

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Directed Study - x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Research proposal 5000 words 10% -
Presentation - 10% 20 minutes
Presentation - 15% 30 minutes
Thesis 18,000 words 65% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.50
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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