Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL392
Subject Name Advanced Biology
Credit Points 8
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 BIOL364
Assessment Oral Critique 5%, Written Critique 5%, Research Seminar 20%, Final Report 70%
General Subject Yes.

Subject Description
One research project is to be undertaken, designed and chosen in consultation with an academic staff member. 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. Have an understanding of scientific research in a discipline in Biological Sciences;
2. Design and execute appropriate field and/or laboratory experiments and analyse and interpret these data;
3. Demonstrate skills in the acquisition of information and its presentation in verbal and written reports.

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.