|Year of offer||2019|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
To become effective research scientists, students need to develop the skills such as critical review and analysis of data, appropriate design and execution of experiments, appropriate documentation of experimental plans and results, interpretation of data and presentation and communication of data. Drawing on recent advances in microbiology and immunology, this subject will involve critical review of scientific literature and presentation of such analysis in both an oral and written form. This subject is designed to give level 4 honours year experience in skills required for critical analysis and communication of scientific concepts. This subject is designed to provide students with experience to help enable the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study. The material covered will complement that covered in MIIM40007 Advanced Microbiology and Immunology II.
Intended learning outcomes
- To demonstrate a mature understanding of experimental design, experimental implementation, data evaluation and communication as it relates to modern biomedical research, in a broad ethical context.
- To demonstrate skills in the written communication of research data.
- To demonstrate skills in the oral communication of research data.
- To demonstrate skills in critical evaluation of scientific data and manuscripts.
Upon completion of this subject, students should have developed the capacity for synthesis and critical review of arguments based on evidence, the capacity to work cooperatively with others, an advanced capacity for written and oral presentation, the ability to manage information effectively including the use computer technologies for scholarly pursuits, and the ability to communicate effectively in a public forum away from the scientific discipline.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|MIIM40007||Advanced Microbiology and Immunology II||
|MIIM40005||Micro & Immuno Research Project Part 1||
Recommended background knowledge
A solid background in biological sciences (2nd year level biochemistry, immunology, microbiology, genetics) is ideal but not essential. The subject is structured to provide all the necessary background information for completion.
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
- One written exam (6%), One 1200-word essay (25%), and participation in tutorials (3%), Between week 2 and week 4 (Total 34%)
- One research poster (15%), one oral presentation of the research poster (15%) and participation in tutorials (3%), Between week 5 and week 7 (Total 33%)
- One research proposal (30%) and participation in tutorials (3%), Between week 8 and week 12 (Total 33%)
One research poster (15%), one oral presentation of the research poster (15%) and participation in tutorials (3%)
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Damian Purcell Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 24 Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
24 contact hours with an estimated total time commitment of 170 hours (including non-contact time)
- Subject notes
Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) to complete this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.