SLE451 - Science Professionalism


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Semester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Semester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in S400, S401, S494


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

4 half-day practical experiences (workshops) (20 hours in total).



This unit will develop an understanding of the ethics, integrity and professional processes that underpin Life and Environmental Science as a discipline. The aim of the unit is to engender understanding and appreciation of important concepts in science professionalism as broadly applied both within and outside science. The unit will comprise four workshops and cover topics such as: the concepts and processes of research ethics and integrity and how they are applied in research and the community the process of critical review in science; peer review of papers and grant applications; how research quality and impact are assessed; issues in diversity, gender and science; and communication of science through professional, public and social media outlets.

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