BAD SCIENCE

SCI1BAD

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

We are increasingly faced with controversial debates occurring in our media, with different groups arguing their viewpoints, and the scientific evidence is often swamped by misreporting or distorted evidence. This subject uses a case-based approach to examine the evidence underpinning current topics of debate, and to investigate what is meant by evidence looking at the scientific process, peer-review, and the possible motivations behind research (and reporting of research), including examples of where the process has failed. You will gain experience in analysing different sides of an argument and explaining your findings in different formats for different audiences.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

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 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. Recognise poor scientific arguments
02. Distinguish between good and poor scientific evidence to make better choices
03. Design a visual communication about a scientific topic for a lay audience using best evidence

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorial via Zoom to learning"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will engage with online resources"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorial via Zoom to learning"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will engage with online resources"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Face to face tutorial to support learning."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Students will engage with online resources."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorial via Zoom to learning"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will engage with online resources"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

City Campus, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorial via Zoom to learning"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will engage with online resources"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorial via Zoom to learning"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will engage with online resources"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

On-Line, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorial via Zoom to support learning."

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will engage with online resources."

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Online tutorial via Zoom to learning"

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students will engage with online resources"

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written assignment (individual) (800 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2
Online quiz (individual) (1200 words)N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO1, SILO2
Poster or infographic (individual) (2000 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3