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BC5003 - Advanced Research in Molecular and Cell Biology 2 of 2

Credit points: 12
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Subject chain: BC5002 BC5003
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

BC5002 and BC5003, in combination, constitute the full year Masters research project in the Discipline of Molecular & Cell Biology. The subject is a combination of a major research project and assignments: · To extend the students understanding of molecular genetics, cell biology and/or bioinformatics by completing assignments; · To allow students to develop practical skills in molecular genetics, cell biology and/or bioinformatics by undertaking a major research project. These outcomes will contribute to your overall achievement of course learning outcomes

Learning Outcomes

  • prepare a dissertation of a high standard on the original research topic and compare and contrast the results obtained with those reported in the literature;
  • 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;
  • formulate prose for a scientific audience;
  • prepare a research project proposal;
  • conduct a research project in a professional manner;
  • present a research project to a scientific audience.

Availabilities

As this subject is part of a subject chain, a final standard grade (e.g. P, C) will only be recorded for each subject after successful completion of all parts of the subject chain.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Margaret Jordan
Lecturers: Professor Alan Baxter, Dr Margaret Jordan, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Professor Ludwig Lopata, Professor Norelle Daly, Dr Craig McFarlane, Professor David Miller, Dr Ira Cooke.
Workload expectations:
  • 520 hours
Assessment: presentations (15%); thesis (50%); viva (oral defense) (10%); assignments (10%); evaluation of professional conduct (15%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
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:
  • 520 hours - Laboratory Research
Assessment: presentations (15%); thesis (50%); viva (oral defense) (10%); assignments (10%); evaluation of professional conduct (15%).
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.