RESEARCH PROJECT B

BIO5RPB

2021

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This subject is one of two research-based subjects (BIO5RPA and BIO5RPB) completed back-to-back in the Research Project Pathway of Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics. During the research program students will participate in an individual research project under academic supervision where they will gain experience with planning and performing independent research. Students will develop research and communication skills by writing a literature review on the area of the research and presenting a research plan, attend Departmental seminars to expose them to cutting-edge biotechnology techniques, and prepare and present a research poster detailing the goals and progress of their project. The full research program culminates with the submission of a research thesis discussing the year's work.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorJeff Yeoman

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject of study represents one of two subjects that constitute the year-long research program. Students must complete BIO5RPA in one teaching period and BIO5RPB in the following teaching period.

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. Analyse and integrate knowledge from scientific literature relevant to the research project.
02. Communicate complex scientific information in a way that allows interpretation and transmission of knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and nonspecialist audiences.
03. Conduct laboratory experiments that contribute to an overarching research project in a specialist research field.
04. Prepare a written report that includes analysis of experimental research results and its interpretation consistent with current concepts and theories.
05. Analyse, critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in order to report research progress and analyses of experimental results in an oral format.

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

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeff Yeoman

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 6 - 24
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students are encouraged to attend the weekly Department of Biochemistry/Genetics seminar, presented by a leading researcher in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 6 - 24
Five 7.00 h supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 24 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will be expected to spend 30-35 hours a week on laboratory research in total.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Poster presentation (equivalent to 2700 words).

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Laboratory final performance (supervisor's mark) (equivalent to 3600 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Thesis (equivalent to 12000 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 30-50, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJeff Yeoman

Class requirements

SeminarWeek: 30 - 47
One 1.00 h seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students are encouraged to attend the weekly Department of Biochemistry/Genetics seminar, presented by a leading researcher in the fields of biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology.

Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 47
Five 7.00 h supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 47 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students will be expected to spend 30-35 hours a week on laboratory research in total.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Poster presentation (equivalent to 2700 words).

N/AN/AIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2

Laboratory final performance (supervisor's mark) (equivalent to 3600 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5

Thesis (equivalent to 12000 words)

N/AN/AIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4