NANOTECHNOLOGY STUDY TOUR

NAN3NST

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain an understanding of the scope and scale of international activity in the field of nanotechnology by making a one to two week visit overseas. A tailored program will be developed each time the subject is offered based around available opportunities for visits to international exhibitions, scientific agencies, government agencies and educational institutions. Students will learn about professional business conduct and etiquette overseas, and develop skills co-operating as a group during the study tour. Students will develop an understanding of cultural issues and cultural diversity in the study tour country through the creation of a daily reflective journal and post-tour group presentation sharing experiences. The study tour will be offered outside of normal teaching weeks with a pre-departure session on the Melbourne campus followed by a visit to the international country, and a follow-up debriefing on return.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment is by invitation of the Subject Co-ordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Enrolment is by invitation of the Subject Co-ordinator

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Report on the scale of international endeavour in the field of nanotechnology and the current state of the art in the discipline

Activities:
Visitation to international exhibitions, companies, government agencies, scientific agencies or educational institutions or similar.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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. Use professional business conduct and etiquette on the international stage

Activities:
Pre-tour briefing on business conduct and etiquette; on tour mentoring, post tour de-brief
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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. Report on cultural issues, values and diversity in the context of international relationships

Activities:
Visitation to international organisations or cultural sites or precincts; interaction with hosts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
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)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2015, Week 01-08, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information Due to travel, university, agency and intitutional hosting, and logistics management issues Via the enrolment invitation process

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparatory workshop"

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Post-tour workshop"

Field Trip
One 10.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"One to two week intensive study tour"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective daily journal (approx 300 words per day), blog and host country report30 01, 02, 03
One study tour report equivalent to 2,000 words, comprising group case studies30 01, 02, 03
Pre and post-tour workshops, reflective oral group presentation, and tour photography15 01, 02, 03
Four written accounts of study tour activities including seminars & visits to labs and organisations25 01, 02, 03

Other Site, 2015, Week 26-33, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information Due to travel, university, agency and intitutional hosting, and logistics management issues Via the enrolment invitation process

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Class requirements

Field Trip
One 10.0 days field trip per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"One to two week intensive study tour"

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Post-tour workshop"

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparatory workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective daily journal (approx 300 words per day), blog and host country report30 01, 02, 03
One study tour report equivalent to 2,000 words, comprising group case studies30 01, 02, 03
Pre and post-tour workshops, reflective oral group presentation, and tour photography15 01, 02, 03
Four written accounts of study tour activities including seminars & visits to labs and organisations25 01, 02, 03