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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Allows Masters students to undertake a major individual investigation that involves the application of multidisciplinary skills, and to prepare a report with a research focus or integrated management focus. Masters students are encouraged to submit an article to a refereed journal if they complete this unit and SCI03072. Research Project I is a double weighted unit.

Unit content

This is an independent research unit and there is no formal syllabus. On completion of Research Project I students should be able to develop a research proposal, conduct an independent research study and present a seminar on a research topic.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 frame a research question, understanding aims and hypotheses
2 plan and design an experimental research project
3 critically evaluate and apply considerations needed when experimenting with live animals including applying animal ethics in research
4 select and apply appropriate statistics for analyses of specific datasets
5 organise and manage resource and time priorities and work as a team with fellow scholars
6 demonstrate the ability to interpret the results of field work/experiments with special consideration to the scientific literature.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. frame a research question, understanding aims and hypotheses
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  2. plan and design an experimental research project
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. critically evaluate and apply considerations needed when experimenting with live animals including applying animal ethics in research
    • GA3:
  4. select and apply appropriate statistics for analyses of specific datasets
    • GA1:
  5. organise and manage resource and time priorities and work as a team with fellow scholars
    • GA6:
  6. demonstrate the ability to interpret the results of field work/experiments with special consideration to the scientific literature.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.