Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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



Subject Information
Subject Code SCIE301
Subject Name Directed Studies in Science
Credit Points 8
Pre-Requisites Nil
Co-Requisites Nil
Restrictions Admission is restricted to students participating in approved study abroad programs
Equivalence SCIE302
Assessment Short Assignments 25%; Class Participation 20%; Mid-session Exam 15%; Research Paper/Presentation 20%; In class exam 20%
General Subject No.

Subject Description
The subject deals with topics in Science that are at the cutting edge of research and are interdisciplinary in nature. These topics are tailored each year to the interests and background of participants in the study group. For example, topics may include nanotechnology, intelligent polymer applications, the ethics of genetic modification of plants and animals, the ethics of human cloning, the causes of modern climate change, or wildfire management in Australia.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Present knowledgeably an international perspective on current topics at the forefront of Science;
2. Discuss orally and in writing the major, important aspects of controversial topics in Science;
3. Appreciate the diversity of opinions affecting the implementation of modern technologies;
4. Critically evaluate the nature and implication of modern developments in Science;
5. Critically evaluate the ethical aspects of modern developments in Science.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
This subject is not in the Science Schedule and therefore will not count towards the 90 credit points of Science Subjects required for a Science major.