The Graduate Diploma in Science (Advanced) in Biosciences is a one-year program designed to extend students' knowledge and skills through a supervised research project together with advanced coursework in biosciences disciplines.
This program provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate expertise, but may address a broad spectrum of BioSciences issues within the School of BioSciences research domains of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology and/or Ecology and Evolution. Students will take responsibility for a research project, including the design and execution of laboratory and/or field experiments; collection, statistical analysis, and interpretation of data; and providing oral and written presentations of the results. Students will assimilate and critically evaluate new knowledge within a scientific paradigm, and communicate that knowledge to others. Students should also develop skills in managing a scientific research project, writing scientific reports, and making an oral presentation. Students also complete four advanced coursework subjects, which will further their specialist knowledge in areas of biosciences research and provide specific training in experimental design, statistical analysis, critical review of research papers and presentation of oral and written reports.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will have skills in:
- developing advanced knowledge in areas of bioscience research
- conducting research in biosciences disciplines;
- designing rigorous experimental and sampling programs;
- preparing and giving an oral and written presentation of experimental results;
- expressing persuasive intellectual, scientific arguments;
- assimilating and critically evaluating existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm.
Last updated: 12 November 2021