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Research-Based Physiology (PHYS20009)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codePHYS20009
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Students will develop an understanding of the principles of experimental design appropriate for investigating underlying mechanisms of physiological responses. They will also undertake a research project completed over several weeks, which will require them to formulate a suitable hypothesis to investigate a physiological problem, select and test suitable techniques, design appropriate experimental protocols to test their hypothesis, collect and analyse their data, and write a scientific report on their findings.

Intended learning outcomes

LO 1. To learn physiological concepts in a practical setting

LO 2. Understand the principles and elements of experimental design

LO 3. To develop and apply practical skills in how to conduct physiological experiments, and communicate these results in written form

LO 4. To develop and apply skills of critical analysis of scientific literature

LO 5. To develop skills to communicate ideas and physiological concepts in written form

Generic skills

Critical thinking, creative thinking, self-managed learning, adaptability, problem solving, communication skills, interpersonal skills, group work and computer literacy.

Last updated: 10 August 2019