Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This is a one-year research project (under the supervision of a senior academic) and a minor course-work component. In most cases it is identical to the fourth year honours program, but in some circumstances some elements of the course can be tailored to suit a candidate's special interests or needs. This may involve, for example, additional course work. The broad research areas are the same as those described for the honours program. More details can be found at

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorSteve Petrovski

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects MIC40PGD, MIC41PGD

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This unit of study represents the first semester of a year-long program. Students MUST complete both MIC4PGA and MIC4PGB in the one academic year.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. TBE


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Petrovski

Class requirements

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The lectures are compulsory (medical certificate needed for non-attendance)"


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
10,000-word thesis65 01
3,000-word essay8 01
5,000-word literature review15 01
laboratory skills assessmentThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for MIC4PGA and MIC4PGB.5 01
seminar and lecturette presentations totalling approx. one-hour7 01