Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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



Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE392
Subject Name Science Research Internship B
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites 96 credit points, including 24 credit points of 200-level Science Schedule subjects or equivalent with a WAM of 70% or better. Admission is by application to the Faculty, subject to approval by the Associate Dean (International) and acceptance by the Head of School and an Academic Supervisor.
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Nil
Equivalence Nil
Assessment Completion of OH&S Induction (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), Completion of 130 Hours Satisfactory Research Work with Work Tasks (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), End of Project Paper (satisfactory/unsatisfactory), Analytical Reports for a series of 6 Research Presentations (Research Seminars, Posters, or Published Papers) (satisfactory/unsatisfactory).
General Subject No.

Subject Description
The subject content is the same as SCIE292 but with an increased workload commensurate with 8 cp. The internship will provide students who have an interest in research with the opportunity to learn how research is done, by allowing them to work alongside practicing researchers. 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, critically evaluating the research methods of others, and reporting those results in an academic manner.


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 discipline area;
2. work as part of a research team to achieve defined objectives;
3. display and analyse research results appropriately;
4. report results critically;
5. critically assess presentation of methods in research seminar presentations and/or in published work; and
6. understand and apply OH&S principles and risk assessment for research projects.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
It is the responsibility of the student to identify a suitable research supervisor. Assumed Knowledge: Introductory science at University level in two disciplines.