GROUP PROJECT

PHA4GP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will work in groups of a maximum of eight (8) students, to conduct a project under the supervision of academic staff. Students will choose a topic on an issue relevant to chemical, biological or pharmaceutical science or pharmacy practice. Each group will be allocated a supervisor. The group will meet each week with the supervisor to discuss the project's progress and come up with strategies to move forward. The supervisor will act as a guide (or facilitator) in the completion of the project and the preparation of a report.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in SVPB and complete 120 Credit Points of 2nd year subjects OR students must be enrolled in SBPB and SHPB and PHA4BT and 120 Credit Points of 2nd year subjects OR students must be enrolled in one of: SBMSSI, SBSSI.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students need to be in their final year of study. Alternatively - approval of the course coordinator

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFirst Year Survival Guide. Available at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/628290/Science,-Health-and-Engineering-Survival-Guide.pdfRecommendedCollege of Science, Technology and Engineering (2015)La Trobe University

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Work in a team and employ strategies to make team work a productive collaboration.

Activities:
Group meetings, reflections and reporting on them and continuous re-assessment of group functioning.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Research a topic in science or pharmacy practice at a depth appropriate for the final semester, and gain experience in literature searching and critically examining that literature for relevance and quality

Activities:
Library workshop(s), meetings with group members and supervisor, independent study coordinated by the group
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Communicate reasearch findings in written and oral form to a general audience.

Activities:
Group meetings, oral presentation, panel discussion, report writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

04. Defend the approach taken to solving a research question when queried.

Activities:
Meetings with group members and supervisor, oral presentation, panel discussion, written report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Four 1.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (10 minutes)15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation10 01
Panel discussion (20 minutes)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Fortnightly critical reflections (1,000 words total)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (5,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Five 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (10 minutes)15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation10 01
Panel discussion (20 minutes)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Fortnightly critical reflections (1,000 words total)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (5,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2015, Week 37-41, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 41
Five 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 37 - 41
Four 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(Where projects are laboratory based, laboratory time will be organised by the students on a needs basis.)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (10 minutes)15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation10 01
Panel discussion (20 minutes)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Fortnightly critical reflections (1,000 words total)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (5,000 words)40 01, 02, 03, 04