ISSUES IN NANOTECHNOLOGY C

NAN3ISC

2015

Credit points: 5

Subject outline

Students taking "Issues in Nanotechnology" will be expected to demonstrate a degree of subject understanding and discipline specific skills commensurate with the year level of the unit. Five seminars will be presented to students each semester by practitioners in the area of nanotechnology from academia, research organisations and industry. These will cover significant areas and new developments. Students will be required to provide written reports on the seminars which will grade from summaries and assessments of the seminars, to detailed analysis of the ideas presented supported by supplementary material. The assessment is by way of these reports which represent a significant time commitment by the students outside the assigned contact hours.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points5

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites NAN3ISA. This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Nanotechnology/Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science(Hons)/Master of Nanotechnology.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe, discuss and evaluate contemporary issues in nanotechnology relating to research, industry, government and societal issues

Activities:
Five 2-hour seminars per semester. Speaker availability will determine the schedule
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Assess, interpret and explain the scientific findings of the presentation in some depth, in appropriate academic style, relating the key points to any relevant findings published in appropriate scientific literature, and determining which, if any, of the key points are relevant to society.

Activities:
Five 2-hour seminars per semester. Speaker availability will determine the schedule
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Communicate effectively the key concepts and techniques included in the presentation and the scientific findings in an appropriate scientific manner.

Activities:
Five 2-hour seminars per semester. Speaker availability will determine the schedule
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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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-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Speaker availability will determine the schedule"

Seminar Week: 12 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Not all students are required to attend each "marking team". "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five reports each equivalent to 500-2,000 words maximumThe reports will depend on the material presented at the seminar and will only require limited external sources.100 01, 02, 03