Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code BIOL401
Subject Name Biology Honours
Credit Points 48
Pre-Requisites Passing a major sequence in Biology at 300-level at a standard approved by the Head of the School
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Not to count for credit with BIOL402, BIOL403, BIOL404 or BIOL407
Assessment Literature Review 10%; Scientific Paper 10%; Thesis 70%; Final Seminar 10%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
The Bachelor of Science Honours full-time program gives students the opportunity to undertake a scientific research project under the guidance of one or more academic supervisors. Students will acquire skills in experimental design, the conduction of scientific research and the presentation of scientific findings. Development of these skills will prepare students for scientific jobs in either industry or government, or advance them into a research higher degree.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of research techniques in various aspects of Biology;
2. Critically analyse scientific works and contribute to scientific knowledge;
3. Demonstrate skills necessary for scientific communication, such as presentation of seminars and scientific writing