Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL232
Subject Name Biology Research Internship
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of Science Schedule subjects or equivalent with a WAM of 70% or better. Admission is by application to the Faculty and acceptance by the Head of School and an Academic Supervisor.
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Not to count with SCIE392, SCIE292 or CHEM232
Assessment Completion of OH&S Induction 10%, Completion of 100 Hours Lab/Field Work 70%, End of Project Paper 15%, Attendance at Six Seminars 5%.
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
This internship subject will provide students who have an interest in research with the opportunity to learn how research is done by working alongside researchers in an active research group. Emphasis will be on learning practical skills in the selected discipline, working as part of a team, achieving research objectives in laboratory or field work, accurately recording methods and results, and critically evaluating the research methods of others.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Apply relevant laboratory and/or field methods efficiently and accurately, in a particular field of research in science;
2. Work as part of a research team to achieve defined objectives;
3. Display and analyse research results appropriately;
4. Critically assess presentation of methods in published work and in research seminar presentations; and
5. Understand and apply WHS principles and risk assessment to laboratory and/or field projects.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Students must attend the School's Seminar Program. NOTE: The use animals, animal tissues or animal-derived products (such as sera) is inherent and unavoidable in order to achieve specific learning objectives. Students with conscientious objections to that use should not enrol in this subject.