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Lismore
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National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
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Unit description

Allows Masters students to undertake a major individual investigation that involves the application of multidisciplinary skills, and to prepare a report with a research focus or integrated management focus. Masters students are encouraged to submit an article to a refereed journal if they complete this unit and SCI03071. Research Project II is a double weighted unit.

Unit content

This is an independent research unit and there is no formal syllabus. On completion of Research Project II students should be able to conduct independent research from conception to completion.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1frame a research question, develop aims and associated testable hypotheses
2plan and design an experimental research project
3critically evaluate and apply considerations needed when experimenting with live animals including applying animal ethics in research
4select and apply appropriate statistics for analyses of specific datasets
5organise and manage resource and time priorities and work as a team with fellow scholars
6demonstrate the ability to interpret the results of field work/experiments with special consideration to the scientific literature.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. frame a research question, develop aims and associated testable hypotheses
  2. plan and design an experimental research project
  3. critically evaluate and apply considerations needed when experimenting with live animals including applying animal ethics in research
  4. select and apply appropriate statistics for analyses of specific datasets
  5. organise and manage resource and time priorities and work as a team with fellow scholars
  6. demonstrate the ability to interpret the results of field work/experiments with special consideration to the scientific literature.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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