HONOURS IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY

HBS4HPA

2018

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject, students are provided with one year of specialised training in practical research. As well as providing experience in research, training is also provided in the communication of research results in oral and written presentations at an advanced level. Students must complete semester 1 and semester 2 of this subject.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted into one of the following courses: HHHS or SHMES

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Completion of a degree including units offered by the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology (or equivalent) at an acceptable standard. An average grade of 65% or greater over the 3 subjects, HBS3AHP, HBS3HPR and HBS3IRP.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically reflect on current conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge in their field of research and develop and appraise new ideas.

Activities:
The submission of a 2,000-2,500 word literature review pertaining to the topic of Honours research. The review will be examined by a designated member of staff using specified guidelines. Written feedback will be given to the student upon return of the literature review.

02. Identify, analyse, interpret and communicate information relevant to their field of research to a broad scientific audience.

Activities:
Presentation of two 20 minute seminars; one based on research proposal and the other based on research outcomes from the Honours project. Attendance of seminars on how to write a research thesis. Submission of a 10,000 - 12,000 word thesis. The thesis will normally be examined by two members of staff according to specified guidelines . Comprehensive feedback will be given to the student by both examiners.

03. Critically analyse a selected piece of scientific literature.

Activities:
Analysis of a scientific paper under open-book examination conditions. Students will be expected to be able to supply an abstract; title and running title to the paper as well as answer basic questions on research design, statistics and data application.

04. Demonstrate best practice in research and ethical standards through the safe and ethical conduct of your research project

Activities:
Attendance at relevant seminars/training sessions conducted by human and/or animal ethics committees. Attend seminars on use of specialised equipment for the scienticific research undertaken in Honours. Attend seminars on Occupational Health and Safety issues relevant to undertaking work in a scientific laboratory.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10,000-12,000 word thesis40 02
Supervisor's assessment as outlined in Honours booklet10 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,500-word literature survey15 01
one 15-minute associated oral presentation (750 words equivalent)5 02
one 20-minute associated oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)15 02, 04
one 3-hour written analysis examination of a scientific paper (3000 words equivalent)15 03

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJarrod Church

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10,000-12,000 word thesis40 02
Supervisor's assessment as outlined in Honours booklet10 01, 02, 03, 04
one 2,500-word literature survey15 01
one 15-minute associated oral presentation (750 words equivalent)5 02
one 20-minute associated oral presentation (1000 words equivalent)15 02, 04
one 3-hour written analysis examination of a scientific paper (3000 words equivalent)15 03