INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

HBS3IRP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this capstone subject you will extend your discipline-specific research skills, teamwork skills and scientific communication skills by engaging in authentic scientific activities. In groups you will develop a research proposal, implement a project and present the findings. You will gather, synthesise and critically evaluate scientific literature which will provide the foundation for development of the research question, experimental design and methodology. Budgetary, ethical, interpersonal and safety issues will be considered. You will communicate the findings in authentic format to scientific peers (e.g. research article, poster) and non-expert audiences. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrianna Julien

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHBS3APA OR (HBS3AHP AND HBS3HPR)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsHBS3APB

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

How to Do Science: A guide to researching human physiology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLouise Lexis & Brianna Julien

Year2017

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLa Trobe University

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply the processes of scientific inquiry and critically analyse to solve scientific problems.
02. Critically analyse information and to synthesise knowledge of physiological concepts.
03. Work effectively, responsibly and safely, individually and in teams.
04. Communicate scientific results, information, and arguments effectively to a range of audiences, for different purposes, using a variety of modes.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBrianna Julien

Class requirements

Independent Research Week: 37 - 43
Two 1.00 h independent research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 37 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Independent research activities supported by the student guide, prescribed text and academic staff."

Independent Research Week: 31 - 33
Two 1.00 h independent research per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via online.
"Independent research activities supported by the student guide, prescribed text and academic staff."

Laboratory Class Week: 34 - 36
Two 4.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 36 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in the data collection phase"

Lecture Week: 31 - 31
One 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To introduce students to the subject and the research proposal phase."

Lecture Week: 37 - 37
One 2.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 37 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To provide an overview of remaining activities for the remainder of semester."

Seminar Week: 33 - 33
One 2.00 h seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Individual oral presentation"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 40
Two 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 40 and delivered via online.
"Online learning activities to support all phases of the project"

WorkShop Week: 37 - 41
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 41 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in the data analysis & presentation preparation phase."

WorkShop Week: 31 - 33
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 33 and delivered via face-to-face.
"To support students in the research proposal phase."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Team communication pieces (1,700-words equivalent, per student) Research proposal (1,000 word equivalent) and poster (700 word equivalent) per student.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual scientific communication pieces (2,300-word equivalent) 10-minute oral presentation (500 word equivalent) and 1,500-1,800 word research article. Students will be assessed on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential in these assessment tasks.N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Employability module (500-words equivalent) Module is embedded throughout the subject. Reflection on attainment of graduate capabilities & preparedness for next phase of career (500 word equivalent).N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4