|Year of offer||2019|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The research project for Honours in Microbiology and Immunology aims to extend a student’s knowledge of microbiology/immunology and related areas; provide experience in research techniques and approaches with the advice and guidance of one of the research groups within or affiliated with the department; enhance the student’s ability to find and critically assess existing scientific information; to develop skills in communication (both written and oral) of scientific concepts related to microbiology/immunology and related areas.
Intended learning outcomes
- Select, summarise and critically appraise published research in microbiology/immunology and related areas
- Formulate a research hypothesis based upon a synthesis of the published research evidence
- Design and undertake appropriate research experiments to answer a research hypothesis in microbiology/immunology and related areas
- Conduct supervised research in a specific area of microbiology/immunology research
- Communicate the method and findings of a research project in oral and written form
Upon completion of this subject, students should have developed the capacity for critical review and synthesis of arguments based on evidence, the capacity to work cooperatively with others, experience in design, execution, analysis and presentation of experimental approaches and data, experience in giving oral scientific presentations, 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|
|MIIM40002||Advanced Microbiology and Immunology I||
|MIIM40007||Advanced Microbiology and Immunology II||
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
This assessment statement applies to the entire enrolment across Parts 1 (MIIM40005) and 2 (MIIM40006) of the subject:
- Research thesis 15,000 – 20,000 words consisting of a literature review, materials and methods, results and discussion, during examination period Semester 2 (75%)
- Oral examination of research project (5-minute presentation and 25-minute questions), during examination period Semester 2 (10%)
- One 10-minute oral presentation, Mid-Year (5%)
- Supervisors mark, submitted by research supervisor at end of year (10%)
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Damian Purcell Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours This subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project. 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
Students should discuss total time commitment with their supervisor but as a guide, a student would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of thirty hours per week over two semesters.
Additional delivery details
This subject is delivered in two consecutive parts. Whilst these have separate subject codes, they are considered to be a single continuing subject of 75 credit points. At the end of the first part, students will receive a CNT (Continuing - ongoing) grade. At the completion of the final part students will receive an overall result for the subject.
Information provided on this page applies to both parts of the subject (MIIM40005 and MIIM40006).
- Subject notes
Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) to complete this subject.
- Related Handbook entries