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BC5001 - Advanced Readings in Molecular and Cell Biology

Credit points: 6
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject is designed to prepare students to undertake a research project in a field of Molecular & Cell Biology. Students will complete a critical review of contemporary and relevant literature which will inform the development of a research proposal, including ethics and biosafety applications as appropriate for the field of study. It is critical that this work is supported by an advisor who will normally also be prepared to support the student with the research project component of the Master of Philosophy (Natural and Physical Sciences).

Learning Outcomes

  • incisively review the scientific literature on a particular topic and devise a research program of a high standard to answer questions raised on that topic;
  • critically analyse research articles;
  • formulate prose for a scientific audience;
  • prepare a research project proposal.

Subject Assessment

  • literature review (50%)
  • project proposal (50%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Margaret Jordan
Lecturers: Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Margaret Jordan, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Ludwig Lopata, Professor Norelle Daly, Dr Lionel Hebbard, Dr Matt Field, Dr Craig McFarlane, Professor David Miller, Dr Ira Cooke.
Workload expectations:
  • 260 hours - Research Work
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Coordinator: Dr Margaret Jordan
Lecturers: Professor Alan Baxter, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Ludwig Lopata, Professor Norelle Daly, Dr Craig McFarlane, Professor David Miller, Dr Ira Cooke.
Workload expectations:
  • 260 hours - Research Work
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.