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Unit (2020)

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Veterinary and Life Sciences Research Project (VLS301)

Organisational Unit College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description Most laboratories undertaken as an undergraduate student are limited to a single 3 or 4 hour session, but scientific investigations in the workplace are often conducted over days or months. Additionally, scientists may have to search literature, develop methods, and incorporate data from bioassays/industrial processes into their work. This project unit allows students to undertake a semester long research study under the guidance of a faculty member, providing valuable experience in scientific practice.
Unit Learning Outcomes Students completing this unit can:
1. critically analyse challenging and multi-faceted scientific problems, address them by applying practical and theoretical tools; critically evaluate findings within the current body of disciplinary knowledge
2. communicate approaches and solutions, ideas and findings to informed professional scientific and industry audiences
3. engage in self-driven continuous discipline and professional education and training in their primary discipline
4. participate in the generation and application of science in addressing global problems; demonstrate compliance with international ethical and professional standards
5. work collaboratively and respectfully with scientists from a range of cultural backgrounds 6. work as an independent scientist or collaboratively within teams.
Timetabled Learning Activities
Unit Learning Experiences This particular unit is very focused on a self directed (with appropriate support from an academic/industry supervisor) research project, although in some cases groups of students may conduct coordinated activities. Specific activities will vary from project to project, but may include elements such as an extensive literature review, writing of a detailed project report, managing an integrated 6-12 week project, industry tours, or communicating the aims and results of the project via seminars to peers and staff via written or oral formats. Students should consult the LMS for detailed descriptions of the requirements of the unit in the semester they have enrolled. Unless specified, there are no formal classes.
Assessment Assessment in the unit is based around your performance in this research focused project. Details of specific assessment tasks and their weighting will vary between offerings, and will be provided in detail at the start of individual projects. It is therefore not possible to list specific assessment items here.
Prerequisites Completion of a minimum of 24 credit points with a minimum GPA of 2.0 and permission of the unit coordinator is required for enrolment in this unit.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Associate Professor Navid Moheimani
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2333
e: N.Moheimani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 894.1.002 - Building 894, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Associate Professor Navid Moheimani
Associate Professor

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2333
e: N.Moheimani@murdoch.edu.au
o: 894.1.002 - Building 894, Murdoch Campus

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