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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is undertaken in the final year of a science program and contains capstone experiences for students in the laboratory based sciences. In this subject, students will be introduced to the common component parts of modern instrumentation and the science underpinning their operation. A general review of the operation of a selection of research instruments currently available at La Trobe University will be undertaken. Each student will undertake a further in-depth introduction to the operation, sample preparation and data analysis techniques associated with two major analytical techniques or instruments leading to possible independent operation of the instrument in a subsequent science project. Capstone experiences complement those in SCI3PRJ.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Angove

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Satisfactory completion of at least 90 credit points of first year Science subjects


Incompatible subjectsPHY3EM

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


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
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 - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse major analytical instrumentation in terms of its component parts, the relationship between the parts and the science underpinning its operation.
02. Articulate an experimental research issue and select a suitable analytical technique for its investigation.
03. Describe the basis of sample preparation for a variety of different analytical instruments.
04. Analyse the data available from a variety of analytical instruments to obtain relevant and meaningful information and articulate the veracity of the results.

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