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Project in Anatomy (ANAT90015)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 50On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeANAT90015
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research in anatomy and cell and developmental biology. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate expertise and resources. Students will take responsibility for a research project, including the design of field and/or laboratory experiments; collection, appropriate statistical analysis, and interpretation of data; and oral and written presentations of the results. The report describing the research will more closely resemble a scientific paper than a traditional thesis. Students will assimilate and critically evaluate new knowledge within a scientific paradigm and communicate that knowledge to others. Students will also develop skills in managing a scientific research project, writing scientific reports, providing and responding to peer reviews, and making an oral presentation.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to provide students with skills in:

  • conducting research in anatomy and cell and developmental biology;
  • designing experiments;
  • taking responsibility for managing a research project;
  • preparing and giving an oral and written presentation of the results;
  • expressing intellectual, scientific arguments;
  • assimilating and critically evaluating existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm.

Generic skills


At the completion of this subject, students should gain skills in:

  • articulating the breadth of knowledge gained in the discipline area;
  • critical appraisal of draft documents;
  • developing the ability to exercise critical judgement;
  • expressing persuasive intellectual arguments;
  • high level written report presentations;
  • managing a research project;
  • oral communication and presentation;
  • rigorous and independent thinking; and
  • time management and self-management skills.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Students must satisfy the requirements for entry into the MSc program.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Recommended background knowledge

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Literature review of 4,000 words, towards end of first semester of this subject (hurdle);
  • Two 20 minute oral presentations, due towards the end of the second and final semester of this subject (hurdle);
  • A research report of up to 15,000 words, due towards the end of the final semester of this subject (100%)

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorPeter Kitchener
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursDistribution of time between specific tasks will be decided in negotiation with the supervisor, but an overall commitment of 10 hours per week (per 12.5 point loading) is expected.
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorPeter Kitchener
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursDistribution of time between specific tasks will be decided in negotiation with the supervisor, but an overall commitment of 10 hours per week (per 12.5 point loading) is expected.
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

N/A

Further information

Last updated: 6 August 2019