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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Pre-requisites

SCI03071 - Research Project I[ AND [167493] SCI03072 - Postgraduate Research Project II]

Unit aim

This unit is equivalent to a minor thesis and leads to the production of a submittable academic paper extracted from SCI03073, it involves tutorials on abstract/introduction/methods/results/discussion writing, style, layout and graphical presentation of data and dealing with reviewers’ comments. Research Project IV carries a weighting equivalent to two units. This unit is designed as part of a series of thesis units for post-graduate students (other units in the series include SCI03071 Research Project I, SCI03072 Research Project II, SCI03073 Research Project III).

Unit content

Environmental/forestry/marine science or management issue or 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 Write an abstract/introduction/methods/results/discussion culminating in an academic paper
2 Use appropriate data tables and graphics for targeted publications
3 Use appropriate style and layout for targeted publications
4 Diplomatically deal with reviewers’ comments in order to enhance publication acceptance

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

  1. Write an abstract/introduction/methods/results/discussion culminating in an academic paper
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  2. Use appropriate data tables and graphics for targeted publications
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  3. Use appropriate style and layout for targeted publications
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  4. Diplomatically deal with reviewers’ comments in order to enhance publication acceptance
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