GRADUATE DIPLOMA MICROBIOLOGY

MIC4PGB

2021

Credit points: 60

Subject outline

This is a one-year research project (under the supervision of a senior academic) and a minor course-work component. In most cases it is identical to the fourth year honours program, but in some circumstances some elements of the course can be tailored to suit a candidate's special interests or needs. This may involve, for example, additional course work. The broad research areas are the same as those described for the honours program.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorSteve Petrovski

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: SGSC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMIC4HNB

Equivalent subjectsMIC4HNB

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis subject of study represents the second semester of a year-long program. Students must complete both MIC4PGA and MIC4PGB in the one academic year.

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. Develop intellectual independence and laboratory experience and demonstrate advanced knowledge in microbiology
02. Demonstrate writing ability and presentation skills at a level that is consistent with international discipline standards and the use of correct terminology to communicate coherent explanation of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences, such as peers and scientific community.
03. Develop rationale to interrogate assumptions, comprehend scientific information, formulate hypothesises, draw unbiased conclusions and defend scientific ideas consistent with international discipline standards.
04. Employ academic integrity and scientific rigor in conducting and evaluating scientific research and developing professional practice consistent with international discipline standards.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Petrovski

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
The lectures are compulsory (medical certificate needed for non-attendance)

Supervised ResearchWeek: 30 - 42
One 5.00 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Thesis (10,000-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2

Literature review (3,000-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Workshop assessment and abstract writing (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Laboratory and research skills assessment (500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo5 SILO1, SILO4

Seminar and lecturette presentations totalling approx. one-hour (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3