Faculty of Science
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Students undertake advanced coursework in their chosen area of Biology (including Genetics) to develop skills in research design, data analysis and presentation, and critical analysis. Students also develop professional skills that are relevant within and outside of academia. Coursework comprises workshops, seminars and research colloquia which is supported through independent learning activities and mentoring from research supervisors. Candidates may commence the honours year at the
beginning of either first or Second Semester (July). Further information is available from the course coordinator and at a meeting held with prospective students during second semester (July) of level 3.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
Experimental data analysis and presentation project: 35%
Participation in journal discussion meetings and written critique of a primary research paper: 35%
Seminar series project: 20%
A short written report based on the professional skills module: 10%
This unit requires the equivalent of 12 hours per week of work.
The students will largely undertake work associated with this unit independently. This work will be supplemented by scheduled activities that will include a combination of face-to-face classes, purpose developed online modules, research colloquia, seminars and meeting the students honours supervisors.
See also Unit timetable information
BIO3011 or any level three GEN unit, or by permission of the Head of School