HONOURS ANIMAL SCIENCE A

AGR4AHA

2021

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The full Honours program lasts approximately 9 months and commences in early February. Both AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB need to be taken up during the one academic year. The Honours program includes an original research project which is supervised by a member of staff of the Department. A variety of scientific techniques will be learned and students will conduct their research independently with some guidance. Scientific communication and thinking skills established during the undergraduate degree will be consolidated and further developed through various workshops and exercises. Other components of the program are designed to put to practice the various skills that are essential for a scientist including the writing of a scientific literature review, presentation of an introductory poster and a final research seminar, preparation of a manuscript-style thesis, and an oral defence of the thesis.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in SHAVB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR41ANH

Equivalent subjectsAGR41ANH

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents will have to complete both AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB in one academic year to be able to obtain an Honours degree.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Research, analyse and evaluate published and acquired scientific information and communicate this to a scientific audience in written form.
02. Present and discuss research information to/with a scientific audience using effective oral communication skills.
03. Critically analyse and interpret scientific information and data, assess their relevance and validity and justify the conclusions drawn.
04. Set up experiments independently and evaluate the techniques used and the data collected in order to make necessary modifications.
05. Propose an experimental design for the investigation and analyse experimental data using statistical tests relevant for animal science research.
06. Apply knowledge in animal science research when designing experiments, analysing results and drawing conclusions.

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-24, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 6 - 24
One 5.00 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
Supervised research may involve laboratory or field work in collaboration/consultation with an academic supervisor. Approx 7 workshops on writing literature reviews, poster, theses, laboratory safety. Attendance at AgriBio/Departmental Seminars is expected. Hours of study are not limited and depend on the demands of the project.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Introductory Poster and associated oral presentation (3000 words equivalent). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB. Poster session includes multiple 5 minute oral presentations with multiple academics + 5 minutes questions (poster 1000 words, oral presentation 2000 words equivalent).

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

Final Seminar (15 minutes, + 5 minutes questions) (3000 words). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3

Manuscript-style thesis (8000 words maximum plus appendices) and oral defence (15 minutes). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Literature review (3000 words). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 28-46, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKim Plummer

Class requirements

Supervised ResearchWeek: 28 - 46
One 5.00 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 46 and delivered via face-to-face.
Supervised research may involve laboratory or field work in collaboration/consultation with an academic supervisor. Approx 7 workshops on writing literature reviews, poster, theses, laboratory safety. Attendance at AgriBio/Departmental Seminars is expected. Hours of study are not limited and depend on the demands of the project.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Introductory Poster and associated oral presentation (3000 words equivalent). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB. Poster session includes multiple 5 minute oral presentations with multiple academics + 5 minutes questions (poster 1000 words, oral presentation 2000 words equivalent).

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6

Final Seminar (15 minutes, + 5 minutes questions) (3000 words). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3

Manuscript-style thesis (8000 words maximum plus appendices) and oral defence (15 minutes). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo70 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Literature review (3000 words). All assessment components listed are the combined assessment for AGR4AHA and AGR4AHB.

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO3