INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

HBS3IRP

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this capstone subject students will extend their discipline-specific research skills, team work skills and scientific communication skills by engaging in authentic scientific activities. Student teams will develop a research proposal, implement a project and present the findings. Students will gather, synthesise and critically evaluate scientific literature which will provide the foundation for development of the research question, experimental design and methodology. Budgetary, ethical, interpersonal and safety issues will be considered. Students will communicate the findings in authentic format to scientific peers (eg research article, poster) and non-expert audiences (eg website, video). This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Essential.  Innovation & Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions - now and in the future.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrianna Julien

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites (HBS3HPR and HBS3AHP) OR (HBS3APA)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HBS3APB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsHow to Do Science: A guide to researching human physiologyPrescribedLouise Lexis & Brianna Julien 2017La Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply understanding of the processes of scientific inquiry and ability to critically analyse and solve scientific problems to emulating the role of scientist during completion of a team-based scaffolded research project

Activities:
All phases of the independent research project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Analyse information and data critically and synthesise new knowledge to produce coherent individual and team understandings

Activities:
Communication phase of independent research project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Be accountable for learning and scientific work by demonstrating an ability to work effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual and team context

Activities:
All phases of the independent research project
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate effective communication skills by communicating scientific results, information, and arguments to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes

Activities:
Research article for scientific audience, poster presentation for scientific audience, oral presentation for scientific audience, communication piece for non-scientific audience
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrianna Julien

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 37 - 41
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in the data analysis & presentation preparation phase."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 33
One 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in the research proposal phase."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 40
Two 1.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 40 and delivered via online.
"Online learning activities to support all phases of the project"

Seminar Week: 43 - 43
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Team poster presentation"

Seminar Week: 42 - 42
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Individual oral presentation"

Seminar Week: 41 - 41
One 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Team oral presentation"

Lecture Week: 37 - 37
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To introduce students to the data analysis phase."

Laboratory Class Week: 34 - 36
Two 4.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in the data collection phase"

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To introduce students to the subject and the research proposal phase."

Independent Research Week: 31 - 33
Two 1.0 hours independent research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via online.
"Independent research activities supported by the student guide, prescribed text and academic staff."

Independent Research Week: 37 - 43
Two 1.0 hours independent research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Independent research activities supported by the student guide, prescribed text and academic staff."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Team communication pieces (2000 words equivalent)Research proposal (1000 word equivalent), poster for scientific audience (500 word equivalent) & communication piece of their choice for non-scientific audience (500 word equivalent).30 01, 02, 03, 04
Individual scientific communication pieces (2000 word equivalent)10-minute oral presentation (500 word equivalent) and 1200-1500 word research article for scientific audience.50 01, 02, 03, 04
Employability module (500 word equivalent)Module is embedded throughout the subject. Reflection on attainment of graduate capabilities & preparedness for next phase of career (500 word equivalent).20 01, 02, 03, 04