PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
Credit points: 15
BOT3PBR extends theory covered in BOT3PBT to the research environment. Lab projects, in small groups of 2 to 3 students, are closely aligned with current and innovative research and are supervised by experienced researchers. It exposes students to a real laboratory/research environment where students participate in the development, implementation, analysis and reporting of a current research project using advanced molecular biology techniques. Early in the semester students will present a project outline as poster with a short oral presentation. At the end of the semester, each group will present their work to the entire cohort and departmental academics and post-graduate students in the form of a 15 minute oral presentation, and a written scientific report modelled on a scientific publication including abstract, introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and References. BOT3PBR addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential which entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change to achieve ambitions now and in the future.
Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Emmerling
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Co-requisitesBOT3ABT OR BOT3PBT
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
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WBL addtional requirementsN/A
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Emmerling
Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 42
Two 4.00 hours supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Project Poster - Group Presentation (equiv. 500 words). The mark for this assessment item includes a group mark for the actual poster (5%) and an individual mark for the presentation (15%).
|Oral presentation||Group||No||15||SILO1, SILO3, SILO5|
Individual Project Overview (equiv. 1000 words)
|Other||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4|
Final Group Presentation (equiv. 750 words). Students present as a group but are marked individually
|Oral presentation||Combined||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
Final Group Report (equiv. 1500 words). Group submission. All students in each group are awarded the same mark unless there are major imbalances of contributions.
|Report||Group||No||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
Individual Lab Book (equiv. 750 words). The lab books will be assessed 3 times during the course of the semester (5% each).