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Experimental Physiology (PHYS30009)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codePHYS30009
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Semester 1
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This subject is designed for students interested in becoming career researchers. Students will work in groups of 10-12 individuals. Each group will select one project from a list of available research questions, research appropriate background information, formulate hypotheses/aims, design an experiment to test those hypotheses/aims, carry out the experiment over a 4 week experimental period, and ultimately write up their findings in the format of a peer-reviewed journal article. This subject will allow more independence in conceptualisation and execution of the research questions than the second-year subject Research-Based Physiology (PHYS20009).

Intended learning outcomes

Students should develop skills to be able to:

LO1 - access relevant information and apply appropriate knowledge to solve scientific problems,

LO2 - understand the principles of project and experimental design,

LO3 - apply practical skills and technology

LO4 - communicate their results in written form,

LO5 - communicate ideas and background information in oral form within a group setting.

Last updated: 3 August 2019