GROUP PROJECT

PHA4GP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will work in groups to conduct a research project. Students will choose a topic or an issue relevant to chemical, biological or pharmaceutical science, or pharmacy practice. The group will meet each week to discuss the project's progress and come up with strategies to move forward. The coordinator will act as a guide for the completion of the project and the preparation of the report.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must have completed at least 90 Credit Points of 2nd year subjects in their respective program (or have permission from the subject coordinator) or be admitted into SBBSI or SBMSSI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Work in a team and employ strategies to make team work a productive collaboration.

Activities:
Group meetings, reflections and reporting on them and continuous re-assessment of group functioning.

02. Research a topic in science or pharmacy practice at an appropriate depth, and gain experience in literature searching and critically examining that literature for relevance and quality.

Activities:
Library workshop(s), meetings with group members and supervisor, independent study coordinated by the group

03. Communicate research findings in written and oral form to a general audience.

Activities:
Group meetings, oral presentations, report writing.

04. Defend the approach taken to solving a research question when queried.

Activities:
Meetings with group members and supervisor, oral presentation, written report.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
Eleven 1.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two 1hr classes in week 1. No classes in week 9 and week 12"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (2-3 minutes per student) (equivalent to 300 words/student)Team-based assessment15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation (100 words equivalent)Individual assessment10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student) (equivalent to 500 words/student)Team-based assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)Five short entries are required, distributed over the semester Individual assessment15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (equivalent to 1800-2000 words/student)Team-based assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
Eleven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 36 - 40
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (2-3 minutes per student) (equivalent to 300 words/student)Team-based assessment15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation (100 words equivalent)Individual assessment10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student) (equivalent to 500 words/student)Team-based assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)Five short entries are required, distributed over the semester Individual assessment15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (equivalent to 1800-2000 words/student)Team-based assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L5, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 40
Eleven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 36 - 40
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays at night from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (2-3 minutes per student) (equivalent to 300 words/student)Team-based assessment15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation (100 words equivalent)Individual assessment10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student) (equivalent to 500 words/student)Team-based assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)Five short entries are required, distributed over the semester Individual assessment15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (equivalent to 1800-2000 words/student)Team-based assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2018, Term L6, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 44 - 48
Eleven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 44 - 48
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 44 to week 48 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (2-3 minutes per student) (equivalent to 300 words/student)Team-based assessment15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation (100 words equivalent)Individual assessment10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student) (equivalent to 500 words/student)Team-based assessment20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)Five short entries are required, distributed over the semester Individual assessment15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (equivalent to 1800-2000 words/student)Team-based assessment40 01, 02, 03, 04