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Food Science Research Project Part 1 (FOOD40001)

HonoursPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeFOOD40001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This honours research project in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences aims to develop a student's ability to design and undertake a substantial body of work, to find solutions to a particular problem, and to report on this in written and verbal form. Project definition is completed shortly after commencement of the semester of enrolment in the subject, and requires approval from the subject coordinator.

Students will enrol in the 25 point iteration of this subject in one semester and the 50-point iteration in the second semester to ensure they have completed a total of 75 points for the research project by the end of their course

Intended learning outcomes

Students who have completed this subject should have acquired:

  • An understanding of the scientific process including the research methodologies necessary to design and interpret experiments
  • Appropriate knowledge and the ability to critically evaluate knowledge gained from a range of scientific sources
  • The ability to disseminate scientific information
  • Skills to effectively analyse, and scientifically evaluate scientific problems and reach appropriate solutions
  • The ability to collect and interpret data for interpretation
  • An understanding of the research methodologies necessary to design and interpret experiments

Generic skills

Students who have completed this subject should have acquired:

  • An ability to evaluate scientific and professional literature
  • The ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental data
  • A capacity to articulate their knowledge and understanding in written and oral presentations
  • A capacity to manage competing demands on time, including self-directed experimental work
  • A capacity to enhance teamwork skills as required
  • Respect for integrity in the conduct and reporting of scientific investigations

Last updated: 3 April 2019