GROUP PROJECT

PHA4GP

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students will work in groups, of a maximum of eight (8) students, to conduct a project. Students will choose a topic or an issue relevant to chemical, biological or pharmaceutical science, or pharmacy practice. The group will meet each week to discuss the project's progress and come up with strategies to move forward. The coordinator will act as a guide for the completion of the project and the preparation of the 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 SHPB, SBPB or SVPB and have completed 120 Credit Points of 2nd year subjects and PHA4BT, or they must be enrolled in SBSB and have completed 120 credit points of 2nd year subjects or be enrolled in SBMSSI or SBSSI

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

02. Research a topic in science or pharmacy practice at an appropriate depth, 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:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
Group meetings, oral presentations, report writing.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)

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

Activities:
Meetings with group members and supervisor, oral presentation, written report.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Two 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.)"

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

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First oral presentation (2-3 minutes per student)15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (2000 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L5, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 41
Eleven 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
Two 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 (2-3 minutes per student)15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (2000 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L5, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 37 - 41
Eleven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 37 - 41
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays at night 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 (2-3 minutes per student)15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (2000 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Singapore, 2017, Term L6, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45 - 49
Eleven 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 and delivered via face-to-face.

Seminar Week: 45 - 49
Two 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 49 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 (2-3 minutes per student)15 01, 03
Peer assessment of participation10 01
Second oral presentation (5 mins per student)20 01, 02, 03, 04
Research journal (1000 words total)15 01, 02, 03, 04
Written group report (2000 words per student)40 01, 02, 03, 04