HONOURS ZOOLOGY

ZOO4HNB

2015

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

Honours students are required to undertake a research project under supervision, complete assessment tasks, attend and give seminars. Students who do not have qualifications in statistics may be required to complete a statistics unit during their honours year. Students may commence their studies in either February or August. They should see the honours coordinator or preferred supervisor during their final year for a discussion of possible research topics available in the Department.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in SHBIS or SHS or SHMES or SHSWCB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ZOO40HON, ZOO42HON

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit of study represents one semester of a year-long program

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate writing ability at a level that is consistent for the task and faculty standards, and that uses correct grammar and terminology to summarise and communicate coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, such as peers and scientific community.

Activities:
A scientific writing workshop is run by Student Learning. Students are also encouraged to seek feedback from peers and/or supervisors on all written tasks prior to submission. Assessment activities include: Literature Review, Poster presentation and final Research Thesis
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Conduct clearly spoken presentations that are consistent with faculty/discipline standards and use correct terminology to summarise and communicate coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, such as peers and scientific community.

Activities:
A series of workshops on oral presentations are run in-house by the depatment. Students are also encouraged to provide feedback from peers an/or supervisors prior to delivering presentations. Assessment activities include: Oral presentation (as part of workshop series), final research presentation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

03. Perform statistical analysis, consolidation and synthesis of data collected from scientific experiments, as well as interpretation of scientific data, scientific reports and journal to make evidence based conclusions consistent with faculty/discipline standards

Activities:
A series of workshop on experimental design and analysis are run in-house by the department. Students are also able to access advice from supervisors regarding data analysis. Assessment activities include: Research Thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)

04. Develop coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts consistent with faculty/discipline standards.

Activities:
Developed with guidance from supervisor/s. All assessment tasks feed into this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Develop rational and rigorous arguments to interrogate assumptions, synthesise scientific information, formulate hypotheses, draw unbiased conclusions and defend scientific ideas consistent with faculty standards.

Activities:
Guided via workshop activities. Assessment activities include: Literature Review and Research Thesis.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

06. Analyse using a systematic approach to reasoning and conceptualising scientific ideas to solve real work scientific and technical problems consistent with faculty standards.

Activities:
Developed with guidance from supervisor/s. All assessment tasks feed into this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

07. Demonstrate intellectual independence through responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice.

Activities:
Developed with guidance from supervisor/s. Ultimately assessed via Research Thesis.

08. Employ academic integrity and scientific rigour in conducting and evaluating scientific research, and managing self in professional practice consistent with faculty standards.

Activities:
Developed in academic research environment. All assessment tasks feed into this ILO.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

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-ordinatorRichard Peters

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
literature review, grant proposal and final seminarThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ZOO4HNA and ZOO4HNB.30 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08
research topic thesisThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ZOO4HNA and ZOO4HNB.70 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRichard Peters

Class requirements

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
literature review, grant proposal and final seminarThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ZOO4HNA and ZOO4HNB.30 01, 02, 04, 05, 07, 08
research topic thesisThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for ZOO4HNA and ZOO4HNB.70 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08