Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

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

Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE292
Subject Name Science 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, 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 100 Hours Lab/Field Work (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), End of Project Paper (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory), Attendance at Six Seminars (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory).
General Subject No.

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 or external organisation. 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 OH&S principles and risk assessment to laboratory and/or field 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.