Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

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36 points, SCA Band 2, 0.750 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton Full year 2013 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Full year 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester to First semester 2013 (Day)
Monash Medical Centre Second semester to First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Professor Julian Rood and Dr John Boyce


Students undertake a supervised research project. Students will submit a written literature review in the area of the research project (5,000-7,000 words), and at the end of the project present a seminar on their research findings, submit a written research report (15,000 - 20,000 words), and take part in an oral review of that report.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review the scientific literature that underpins the area of the research project;

  1. Undertake a supervised research project and contribute to project design and management;

  1. Apply appropriate laboratory techniques, research methodologies and data analysis methods to collect, interpret and report research findings;

  1. Effectively present research and findings orally showing a firm grasp of the area;

  1. Analyse research undertaken in the context of the discipline area and report findings in an extended written report.


Literature review: 10%
Seminar: 10%
Research report: 70%
Report review: 10%

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