HONOURS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

BCH4HNA

2014

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The full program lasts approximately nine months and starts early February. This course is available to students who have fulfilled the requirements of a Bachelor of Science degree, provided that their previous academic record is of sufficient standard. The honours year consists of an individual research project under supervision and a course-work component. Students should consult with potential supervisors during their final year to discuss placement and design of the research project. The course-work component includes written assignments based on a lecture course and a seminar.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorMarc Kvansakul

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects BCH40HON, BCH41HON

Equivalent subjects BCH41HON

Special conditions This unit of study represents the first semester of a year-long program. Students must complete BCH4HNA and BCH4HNB in the one academic year.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size18

Enrolment information Subject to staff availability Academic merit

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMarc Kvansakul

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Three 0.5 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Each student gives 3x15min seminars over the course of the year."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Six 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"An average of 12 Departmental Seminars in total per semester"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Two 15.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students would be expected to spend 35 hours a week in the lab."

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Three 4.0 hours computer laboratory per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Laboratory induction course covers 3 half days"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
course-workComposed of assignments and a seminar on a research paper. The assessment components listed are the combined assessment for BCH4HNA and BCH4HNB.30
research componentLiterature review; seminar on research proposal; research report; seminar on research outcomes; oral examination; supervisor mark.70