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BZ5503 - Literature Review

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Marine & Tropical Biology

Available to postgraduate students in the School of Marine and Tropical Biology, who have been approved to do the research option.

Candidates will prepare a literature review, the topic should be pertinent to their minor project and selected in consultation with suspervisor(s) and/or the course coordinator. The review should be a critical appraisal of the objectives, methodologies and results of previous research relating to the topic.

Learning Outcomes

  • enhance knowledge and understanding of a specified area of biology;
  • acquire proficiency in literature evaluation and/or data collection and analysis;
  • develop skills in preparing and presenting written technical reports;
  • develop the practical skills required for carrying out a research project;
  • gain experience in problem-solving and scientific decision-making.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to appraise information critically;
  • The ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
BT5301

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Brad Congdon
Lecturer: Dr Naomi Gardiner.
Assessment: literature review;.

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Brad Congdon
Lecturer: Dr Naomi Gardiner.
Assessment: literature review;.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Lecturers: Dr Robert Congdon, Dr Naomi Gardiner.
Assessment: literature review;.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Dr Robert Congdon
Lecturer: Dr Naomi Gardiner.
Assessment: literature review;.

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.