THESIS A

BIO5THA

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject forms the first of 4 thesis subjects which are usually run as a group over two semesters.In this particular subject students will focus on their research project and the literature associated with their field of research. A draft thesis introduction (in the form of a literature review) is generated during this subject.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorMegan Maher

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SMBB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify, read and understand scientific literature relevant to the research project

Activities:
Writing workshops will be timetabled to assist the students in developing writing skills toward this ILO.

02. Prepare a draft introduction of the thesis (literature review)

Activities:
Writing workshops will be timetabled to assist the students in developing writing skills toward this ILO.

03. Carry out the initial stages of laboratory-based experiments as the first phase of the research project.

Activities:
Laboratory-based research of around 25-30 hours/week divided between subjects BIO5THA and BIO5THB.

04. Appreciate and digest scientific information in the form of seminar presentations by leading researchers in their fields.

Activities:
Attend weekly departmental research seminars presented by research leaders from scientific institutes from outside La Trobe University.

05. Report research progress and analyses of experimental results in an oral format.

Activities:
Laboratory meetings or timetabled weekly workshops with the student's supervisor or mentor. These meetings may take place individually or in a group setting.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMegan Maher

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
Two 7.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to work 25-30 hours a week on laboratory research in total between BIO5THA and BIO5THB."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 16
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"These workshops are designed to devlop writing skills torward the completion of a project literature review."

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be required to attend the weekly Department of Biochemistry/Genetics seminar, presented by a leading researcher from outside La Trobe University. A short quiz will follow the seminar."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Submission of literature review and brief research plan (6000 words)Literature review will need to be submitted to the subject coordinator by a specified date. This is a hurdle requirement for successful completion of BIO5THA.1 01, 02
Weekly Departmental seminar attendance with associated quiz.A simple quiz will follow each Departmental seminar presented by a researcher from outside La Trobe University. The combined score for these quizzes throughout the term of the research year will contribure 5% of the mark for BIO5THD.99 04

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMegan Maher

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 31 - 43
Two 7.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to work 25-30 hours a week on laboratory research in total between BIO5THA and BIO5THB."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"These workshops are designed to devlop writing skills torward the completion of a project literature review."

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be required to attend the weekly Department of Biochemistry/Genetics seminar, presented by a leading researcher from outside La Trobe University. A short quiz will follow the seminar."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Submission of literature review and brief research plan (6000 words)Literature review will need to be submitted to the subject coordinator by a specified date. This is a hurdle requirement for successful completion of BIO5THA.1 01, 02
Weekly Departmental seminar attendance with associated quiz.A simple quiz will follow each Departmental seminar presented by a researcher from outside La Trobe University. The combined score for these quizzes throughout the term of the research year will contribure 5% of the mark for BIO5THD.99 04

Melbourne, 2015, Week 48-07, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMegan Maher

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 48 - 07
Two 7.0 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 48 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will be expected to work 25-30 hours a week on laboratory research in total between BIO5THA and BIO5THB."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Submission of literature review and brief research plan (6000 words)Literature review will need to be submitted to the subject coordinator by a specified date. This is a hurdle requirement for successful completion of BIO5THA.1 01, 02
Weekly Departmental seminar attendance with associated quiz.A simple quiz will follow each Departmental seminar presented by a researcher from outside La Trobe University. The combined score for these quizzes throughout the term of the research year will contribure 5% of the mark for BIO5THD.99 04