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  • Hydrogeology/Environmental GeochemistryGEOL90005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject will investigate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the fundamental physical and chemical processes governing groundwater flow and composition, including aquifer properties, regional geology and hydrology, water-rock interactions, and subsurface microbial activity. Field and lab...

  • Ore Deposit ModelsGEOL90044


    This course provides an introduction to the key features of several major classes of economically important mineral deposits. Each deposit style will be discussed in terms of geological and tectonic framework, mineralisation, alteration, genetic models and exploration criteria. Lectures covering ...

  • Sedimentary GeologyGEOL30003

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics covered include facies analysis and petrology of carbonate, terrigenous and chemical sediments; techniques used in stratigraphic analysis and sequence stratigraphy; sedimentary geochemistry and its applications; principles and applications of palaeontology with respect to stratigraphy; pos...

  • Geochemistry & PetrogenesisGEOL30004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Solving geological problems requires unravelling what happened and when. Petrogenesis is literally 'the origin of rocks' and in this subject several essential tools geologists employ to unravel the complexity of earth processes using chemical information preserved in rocks and minerals will be pr...

  • Geomicrobiology and BiogeochemistryGEOL30007

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry involve the study of interactions across interfaces of minerals, water, and microbes, and how such interactions impact environmental conditions and reflect evolution. This subject will survey the fundamental principles of geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry, ex...

  • Geology of Southeast AustraliaGEOL20001


    Topics to be covered include: reconstruction of the geological architecture and the geological history of southeast Victoria; field identification of geological relationships between rock units, including the nature of volcanic eruptions; examination of the Ordovician shale, Permian till...

  • Science: A Study of Life and EnvironmentSCIE10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Science provides a view of the living world and its environment that uses observation and measurement to build an understanding of the function of parts of a system and the interactions between them. This subject aims to develop students’ understanding of this evidence-based approach, integrating...

  • From Lab to LifeSCIE90011

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What does it take to develop something innovative and then move it from the laboratory out into the real world? Scientists must negotiate a labyrinth of hurdles, ranging from conducting bullet-proof data analysis, designing clinical trials, developing and managing intellectual property, assessing...

  • Science Research Project AbroadSCIE30003

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students participate in an individual program of supervised research at an overseas institution in which the student contributes to the design of a research project, in consultation with a supervisor at that institution; conducts the research; and presents the findings of the proj...

  • Thinking ScientificallySCIE20001

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will learn the fundamentals of the methods used in science practice, how to construct and evaluate a scientific argument, and how processes of scientific investigation are applied across the diverse range of scientific disciplines. Contextual examples will be used from cu...

  • Frontiers in GenomicsGENE90024

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will examine the role of genomics and precision medicine in gene-based therapies. Module 1 will focus on emerging treatments for cancer, with Module 2 exploring the role of emerging technologies in the diagnosis and treatment in genomic medicine.

  • Genomics in PracticeGENE90005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Genetic Counselling This subject will facilitate understanding of the role of support organisations and other health services in the provision of genetic health care. Placements will provide an opportunity to consider the broad...

  • Genetic AnalysisGENE30004

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject provides a capstone experience for students majoring in Genetics. It involves lectures and practical exercises which demonstrate advanced principles and techniques of genetic analysis from classical and population genetics to modern molecular technology. An emphasis is placed on stude...

  • Science and Technology InternshipSCIE90017

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves completion of an 80-100 hour science or technology work placement integrating academic learning in science areas of study, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of science and technology organisations, workplace culture and career pathways. The placem...

  • Science and Technology InternshipSCIE30002

    Offered:Summer Term, Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves completion of an 80-100 hour science or technology work placement integrating academic learning in science areas of study, employability skills and attributes and an improved knowledge of science and technology organisations, workplace culture and career pathways. The placem...

  • Science CommunicationSCIE90012

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019Quotas apply

    Why is it essential that scientists learn to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences? What makes for engaging communication when it comes to science? How does the style of communication need to change for different audiences? What are the nuts and bolts of good science writing? What are...

  • Communication for Research ScientistsSCIE90013

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    As a scientist, it is not only important to be able to experiment, research and discover, it is also vital that you can communicate your research effectively in a variety of ways. Even the most brilliant research is wasted if no one knows it has been done or if your target audience is unable to u...

  • Science: Supporting Health and WellbeingSCIE10003

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Scientific investigation underpins an evolving understanding of the structure and function of the healthy human body, as well as threats to human health and changes that occur as the body ages. This subject aims to develop students’ understanding of both health and disease, integrating the contri...

  • Science: Systems, Technology and DesignSCIE10002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Human beings have developed skills in managing their environment, designing and constructing systems to make use of both biological and physical resources. The outcomes of this resource use have also brought about the need to consider carefully the sustainability with which these resources are us...

  • Ethics and Responsibility in ScienceSCIE90005

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    What is conflict of interest? What should a scientist do when he or she finds fraud is occurring on a scientific research team? How does a scientist write and defend an animal ethics submission and get it approved? What are the ethical issues associated with peer review? This subject is intended ...