CAREER OPTIONS AND PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY IN BIOLOGY

BIO3CEP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore the range of career options for graduates working in biology and biology-related professions, and learn about the future of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce locally and globally. Through a series of workshop activities and assessment tasks, you will explore the importance of ethical conduct when working as a scientifically literate professional and will create a portfolio where they reflect on their professional identity, knowledge base and skillset for a range of job types. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential which entails a deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities - now and in the future.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsSCI2COP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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. Explain how science can be used in a variety of occupations for solving real world problems, now and into the future.
02. Explain the importance of ethical conduct when working as a scientifically literate professional
03. Evaluate the career options for a range of biology graduates and apply the insights gained to personal career plans.
04. Document and reflect on personal skills, knowledge and professional identity in terms of employability in biology or related professions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are expected to complete 2 hours of online activities prior to attending their weekly workshop

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group assignment (equivalent to 250 words) Students work in groups to create a presentation. Each student speaks for 5 min.N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Individual assignment (equivalent to 750 words)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Reflective portfolio (equivalent to 3000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual presentation (equivalent to 250 words) Each student gives a short (3 min) presentationN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO4