Honours 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 BioScience issues. Students will take responsibility for a research project, including the design of rigorous sampling programs; field and/or laboratory experiments; collection, appropriate 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, providing and responding to peer reviews, and making an oral presentation. Students also complete two coursework subjects, which provide specific training in experimental design, statistical analysis, critical review of research papers and presentation of oral reports.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.
Intended learning outcomes
At the end of the BioSciences Honours program, students should be able to:
- Conduct research in BioSciences disciplines;
- Design rigorous experimental and sampling programs;
- Manage a research project;
- Prepare and give an oral and written presentation of the results;
- Articulate persuasive intellectual, scientific arguments;
- Assimilate and critically evaluate existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm;
Last updated: 11 February 2021