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TV5311 - Research and Dissertation

Credit points: 12
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to Master of Tropical Veterinary Science and Master of Tropical Animal Science students.

The student carries out an extensive review of the world literature and pursues a program of original research on a selected topic. The literature review and results of the research project are incorporated into a dissertation. The goal of masters degree studies is to enable the student to undertake some measure of research on his/her own, but the research need not be original. The basic objectives for a Masters' degree are, firstly, that the student shall be able to plan, execute and write a research project, and secondly, that the candidate is capable of interpreting and discussing the findings

Learning Outcomes

  • be able to review the scientific literature on a particular topic and devise a research program to answer questions raised on that topic;
  • be able to plan and carry out a research project and analyse and interpret the results;
  • prepare a dissertation on the topic and discuss, compare and contrast the results obtained with those reported in the literature and draw appropriate conclusions and recommendations;
  • Complete a scientific paper on the topic for submission to a refereed scientific journal.
Prerequisites: TV5320


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Professor Bruce Gummow
Assessment: dissertation - assessed by 2 examiners.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Professor Bruce Gummow
Assessment: dissertation - assessed by 2 examiners.

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