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IMM3990

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.

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Coordinator(s)

Associate Professor Frank Alderuccio

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)
  • Summer semester A 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will provide high achieving students a structured research experience by participating in a research project supervised by research academics within, or associated with, the department of Immunology. Research projects can be selected from a list of projects available at the beginning of semester from the Department of Immunology. Students will learn skills in research design, implementation, data analysis and interpretation. In addition, students will develop skills in scientific communication through written assignments and reports and oral presentations based on their project.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Undertake a research project with regard to ethical and safety regulations;

  1. Demonstrate technical skills in experimental methods and the ability to collect, analyse and interpret data using methods relevant to the discipline of Immunology;

  1. Communicate appropriately and effectively with supervisors, laboratory staff and students;

  1. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of experimental procedures, results and outcomes;

  1. Identify relevant published scientific literature and critically analyse and evaluate the content in the context of the discipline of Immunology;

  1. Construct written reports.

Assessment

Two oral reports (preliminary 15 minutes, 10% and final 15 minutes, 10%): 20%
Two written reports (preliminary 1,500 words, 10% and final 8,000 words, 50%): 60%
Assessment of laboratory work: 20%
Hurdle requirements: Requirement of a pass grade on the 60% theory component of the unit (literature review worth 10% plus final report worth 50%) and a pass grade on the final report.

Workload requirements

12 contact hours per week

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Chief examiner(s)

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

Prerequisites

Students must have completed all 1st and 2nd level units in their approved major.
A grade point average of at least 70 in 12 points of study in the discipline area at 3rd year level and a grade point average of at least 70 over 24 points in relevant units at 2nd year level is required.
Students must demonstrate they have an appropriate project and supervisor
Permission for enrolment must be obtained from the head of department or unit convenor.