Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
Department: Science, Medicine and Health

Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE302
Subject Name Directed Studies in Science
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Admission is restricted to students participating in approved study abroad programs
Equivalence SCIE301
Assessment Short Assignments 25%; Class Participation 20%; Mid-session Exam 15%; Research Paper/Presentation 20%; In class exam 20%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.
Availability Not Available in 2017

Subject Description
The subject deals with topics in Science that are at the cutting edge of research and are interdisciplinary in nature. These topics are tailored each year to the interests and background of participants in the study group. For example, topics may include nanotechnology, intelligent polymer applications, the ethics of genetic modification of plants and animals, the ethics of human cloning, the causes of modern climate change, or wildfire management in Australia.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Present knowledgeably an international perspective on current topics at the forefront of Science;
2. Discuss orally and in writing the major, important aspects of controversial topics in Science;
3. Appreciate the diversity of opinions affecting the implementation of modern technologies;
4. Critically evaluate the nature and implication of modern developments in Science;
5. Critically evaluate the ethical aspects of modern developments in Science.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject is not in the Science Schedule and therefore will not count towards the 90 credit points of Science Subjects required for a Science major.

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