bio5sis skills in science
SKILLS IN SCIENCE
Credit points: 15
This subject provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills in critical analysis, problem solving and data analysis and presentation. The subject will use published journal articles together with a range of scientific problems to support learning of these skills. The subject does not contain a practical component but complements practical subjects and thesis writing subjects through the analysis of data and experimental design components. These skills form an essential part of any upper level scientific study program. In completing tasks for this subject, students are expected to draw on their prior learning and experiences in scientific problem solving.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorJeff Yeoman
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SGBB or SMBB or SMBM or SMBT or SMNT or PSMSC or SZHSMN or SMCHS. All other students require coordinator approval.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Recognise and apply appropriate vocabulary to describe experiments
- Experimental Design Lectures and Quiz
02. Analyse experiments critically
- Experimental Design Lecturesand Quiz Analysing Literature Lectures and Quiz
03. Report data in a relevant, meaningful and clear context
- Analysing Literature Lectures and Quiz
04. Convey an understanding of current scientific methodology through written communication
- Grant Report Writing
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Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeff Yeoman
Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 32 - 43
Two 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Grant proposal assignment (2,000-word equivalent)
|Students will work throughout the semester on designing a project suitable for a research grant application. Assessment will consist of both a 500 word 'press release' and the final template-based ~1500 word grant proposal.
|01, 03, 04
|Grant proposal planning (1,000-word equivalent)
|Students will write an annotated bibliography of relevant research articles and prepare a template-based 'Expression of Interest' document to precede the grant proposal assignment.
|5 minute individual oral presentation (500-word equivalent)
|Students will analyse and explain and experiment from one scientific journal article using a maximum of one slide.
|01, 02, 03
|Two 1 hour tests (1,000- words equivalent each, total 2,000-word equivalent)
|Students will sit an in-class written test consisting of both multiple choice and short answer problem-solving questions at the end of each lecture block.
|01, 02, 03