2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
2 x 1 hour classes per week.
Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin and includes a 1 hour online workshop per week.
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the principles of academic writing and broad presentation skills in science communication, along with developing an understanding of a range of topics related to research planning which include; scientific research policies and procedures, accessing scientific literature, research project planning, ethics and integrity. Students will also will gain an understanding of intellectual property and research commercialisation.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this unit successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Use digital technologies to locate, collate and analyse information for scientific research.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO3: Digital literacy
Apply planning and management strategies for undertaking a scientific research project.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Design a scientific project proposal and investigate and justify appropriate scientific methodologies for undertaking the project effectively and communicate the proposal both a written and oral format.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO4: Critical thinking
Communicate their understanding of intellectual property and commercialisation in research.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
Apply principles of research ethics and integrity in research design.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO2: CommunicationGLO8: Global citizenship
Demonstrate their understanding of Occupational Health and Safety guidelines and procedures necessary to working safely in a research laboratory.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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