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Innovation and Ethics in Science (BSC304)

Organisational Unit Chemistry and Physics
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Planning of, obtaining funding to conduct, and managing the ethical and safety requirements of a project are challenges that many scientists face daily and are the focus of this unit. This unit includes work integrated learning activities and career development learning.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the importance and challenges of funding science in Australia
2. Understand the safety and ethical challenges inherent in science and how best to manage these
3. Develop a project proposal with which to obtain funding in an area of study of interest to the student mentored by an academic in that field of research
4. Critically reflect on the contribution of yourself and your peers and use this reflection to prepare selection criteria and submit to a job interview on the basis of acquired team and communication skills
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures and workshops; 3 hours per week as a 1 hour and a 2 hour session.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit extends research skills in science developed in all previous units of study, by pairing students, in groups, to a research mentor with a view to producing a grant proposal. Students will participate in teamwork to coordinate their efforts around the management of the Occupational, Health, Safety and Environmental (OHS&E) aspects of the research and the delivery of the outcomes to stakeholders. Support for these activities will be made available through the workshops and the online learning materials and discussion forums via the Murdoch Learning Management System.
Assessment All assessment in this unit is related to the process and preparation of a grant proposal in a group. All of the learning activities held throughout semester will contribute to the preparation of one or more assessment items. If you find yourself unsure how a learning activity contributes to either the outcomes or the assessment, please contact the Unit Coordinator to discuss your concerns.
Prerequisites Completion of one 200-level research skills unit recommended for your major.
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Animal Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Biological Sciences (BSc) [New in 2014]
Biomedical Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Chemistry (BSc) [New in 2014]
Clinical Laboratory Science (BSc) [New in 2015]
Conservation and Wildlife Biology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Crop and Pasture Science (BSc) [New in 2016]
Engineering Technology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Environmental Management and Sustainability (BSc) [New in 2014]
Environmental Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Genetics and Molecular Biology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Marine Biology (BSc) [New in 2017]
Marine Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) [New in 2014]
Mineral Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
Physics and Nanotechnology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Sport and Health Science (BSc) [New in 2014]
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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