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Honours Thesis in Marine Biology (VLS570)

Organisational Unit Environmental and Conservation Sciences
Credit Points 21
Availability MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description The aim of Honours is to extend students' grasp of the principles and practices of the subject, develop skills for independent research, and to facilitate entry to employment.
Unit Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in Biological Sciences
b) demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods

SKILLS
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
b) apply technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas
c) exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding
d) design and use research in a project
e) present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences

APPLICATION
Graduates of this degree will be able to:
a) demonstrate initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship
b) adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
c) show responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
d) plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence
Timetabled Learning Activities
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Marine Biology Honours (BSc(Hons))
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.

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