HONOURS IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY AND ANATOMY

HBS4HPA

2017

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

In this subject, students are provided with one year of specialised training in practical research. As well as providing experience in research, training is also provided in the communication of research results in oral and written presentations at an advanced level. Students must complete semester 1 and semester 2 of this subject.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Minimum grade of 65% or greater in HBS3APA and HBS3APB. Students must be enrolled in SHMES (Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours) or HHHS (Bachelor of Health Science with Honours) or require coordinators approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Completion of a degree including units offered by the Department of Human Biosciences (or equivalent) at an acceptable standard.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Be able to critically reflect on current theory and practice. You will be able to: a. Apply previously acquired conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge to their field of research. b. Be able to critically evaluate other research in their chosen field. c. Be able to develop and appraise new ideas.

Activities:
The submission of a 2,000-2,500 word literature review pertaining to the topic of Honours research. The review will be examined by a designated member of staff using specified guidelines. Written feedback will be given to the student upon return of the literature review.

02. Adopt current and relevant technologies to identify, analyse, interpret and communicate information to a broad scientific audience. You will be able to: a. Display appropriate oral, written and numerical skills relevant to their field of research. b. Develop a level of communication appropriate to the oral presentation of their research. c. Be able to utilize new technologies in the analysis and presentation of their research.

Activities:
Presentation of two 20 minute seminars; one based on research proposal and the other based on research outcomes from the Honours project. Attendance of seminars on how to write a research thesis. Submission of a 10,000 - 12,000 word thesis. The thesis will normally be examined by two members of staff according to specified guidelines . Comprehensive feedback will be given to the student by both examiners.

03. Have well developed analytical, problem solving, planning and evaluation skills. You will be able to: Critically analyse a selected piece of scientific literature.

Activities:
Analysis of a scientific paper under open-book examination conditions. Students will be expected to be able to supply an abstract; title and running title to the paper as well as answer basic questions on research design, statistics and data application.

04. To practise in accordance with professional scientific values. You will be: a. Able to maintain high ethical standards b. Trained by your supervisor(s) to work in an environment that upholds best practice in research and ethical standards

Activities:
Attendance at relevant seminars/training sessions conducted by human and/or animal ethics committees.

05. Demonstrate discipline-specific competences that ensure the provision of best technical practice. You will: a. Develop an independent and effective approach to their research. b. Develop technical competence in the undertaking of their research.

Activities:
Attend seminars on use of specialised equipment for the scienticific research undertaken in Honours. Attend seminars on Occupational Health and Safety issues relevant to undertaking work in a scientific laboratory.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10,000-12,000 word thesis40 02
Supervisor's assessment as outlined in Honours booklet10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2,500-word literature survey15 01
one 15-minute associated oral presentation5 02
one 20-minute associated oral presentation15 02, 05
one 3-hour written analysis examination of a scientific paper15 03

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrian Grills

Class requirements

Supervisor Consultation Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours supervisor consultation per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 10,000-12,000 word thesis40 02
Supervisor's assessment as outlined in Honours booklet10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
one 2,500-word literature survey15 01
one 15-minute associated oral presentation5 02
one 20-minute associated oral presentation15 02, 05
one 3-hour written analysis examination of a scientific paper15 03