THESIS C

BIO5THC

2015

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject forms the third of 4 thesis subjects which are usually run as a group over two semesters. In this particular subject students will focus on their laboratory research,  and in particular the generation, presentation, analysis and interpretation of the data this research generates. By this stage, the students are expected to perform as semi-independent researchers. Each student will prepare and present their research progress to date to the Department in the form of a poster.

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:
Students are expected to continue accumulating knowledge about their research project and the fundamental biological and biochemical principles behind it throughout their research year.

02. Carry out semi-independent laboratory experiments as the core phase of the research project

Activities:
Laboratory-based research of around 25-30 hours/week divided between subjects BIO5THC and BIO5THD.

03. Accumulate, critically analyse and consolidate experimental data.

Activities:
Data analysis from laboratory-based research activities.

04. Experimental design

Activities:
This is the core stage of the SMBB research year, in which students should be analysing accumulated data, with a view to designing the most effective experiments to contribute to the thesis submitted in BIO5THD.

05. Presentation of research data and its interpretation

Activities:
The students will present a research poster to the Department as part of this subject. The mark for this project will contribute 5% to the total mark for the subject BIO5THD

06. 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 the La Trobe.

07. 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 BIO5THC and BIO5THD."

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*
Poster presentationThis assessment will contribut 5% to the total mark given for the subject BIO5THD.50 01, 03, 05
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.50 06

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 BIO5THC and BIO5THD."

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*
Poster presentationThis assessment will contribut 5% to the total mark given for the subject BIO5THD.50 01, 03, 05
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.50 06

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 10.0 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 20-25 hours a week on the thesis"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Poster presentationThis assessment will contribut 5% to the total mark given for the subject BIO5THD.50 01, 03, 05
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.50 06