Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL391
Subject Name Advanced Biology
Credit Points 16
Pre-Requisites Distinction average or higher performance in subjects pertinent to the intended area of research, as approved by the Head of School
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Offered subject to availability of a research supervisor
Equivalence BIOL366
Assessment Project 1: Oral Critique 2.5%, Written Critique 2.5%, Research Seminar 10%, Final Report 35% Project 2: Oral Critique 2.5%, Written Critique 2.5%, Research Seminar 10%, Final Report 35%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
Two research projects are to be undertaken with different supervisors, designed and chosen in consultation with these academic staff members. Emphasis may be placed on developing competence in a range of laboratory and field techniques not already familiar to the student. Selection for Advanced Biology is based on merit and the availability of projects, and intending students should consult the Subject Coordinator before enrolment.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. An understanding of scientific research in two disciplines in Biological Sciences;
2. A working knowledge of the subject area of their research project;
3. The ability to design and carry out a research project;
4. An aptitude or critical reading of published literature, and ability to synthesise knowledge and techniques from published sources;
5. An understanding of some basic concepts in Biological Sciences;
6. The ability to present experiments, results and interpretations clearly and concisely in written reports and as seminar presentations

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Students must attend the School's Seminar program. NOTE: The use of 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.