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Lismore
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National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Introduces and develops student capacity to develop and conduct research projects, understand the research framework, and research publication and presentation. This unit is designed as part of a series of thesis units for the Science Honours Program (Science Honours Thesis I, II and III).

Unit content

Content will depend on the individual honours project.

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 apply research techniques and methodologies in scientific research
2 use scientific techniques in research, planning, and/or management
3 think critically about scientific techniques and methods used in research
4 interpret research data
5 present research findings in scientific and public forms
6 be aware of current scientific issues and methods
7 integrate scientific and management concepts and theories

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

  1. apply research techniques and methodologies in scientific research
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  2. use scientific techniques in research, planning, and/or management
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    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  3. think critically about scientific techniques and methods used in research
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    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  4. interpret research data
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  5. present research findings in scientific and public forms
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    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  6. be aware of current scientific issues and methods
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  7. integrate scientific and management concepts and theories
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    • GA5:
    • GA7:

Prescribed texts

  • Individual students will be guided towards prescribed texts by their project supervisor since each project is individually supervised, and each topic will require specific texts: Similarly, students will be guided towards reading by their project supervisor., All students should, however, read widely in their discipline regarding both substantive content and methodological approaches.

  • Individual students will be guided towards prescribed texts by their project supervisor since each project is individually supervised, and each topic will require specific texts: Similarly, students will be guided towards reading by their project supervisor., All students should, however, read widely in their discipline regarding both substantive content and methodological approaches.

  • Individual students will be guided towards prescribed texts by their project supervisor since each project is individually supervised, and each topic will require specific texts: Similarly, students will be guided towards reading by their project supervisor., All students should, however, read widely in their discipline regarding both substantive content and methodological approaches.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.