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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 240 hours total time commitment within semester but commitment required outside of semester |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:|| |
The subject allows students to conduct an original research project, under supervision to be approved by a subject Coordinator. The work will be equivalent to lecture and practical based subjects worth 50 points. The content and extent of the project will be determined by a Coordinator, in collaboration with the student and the supervisor.
The work would ordinarily include a review of a body of scientific literature, together with a critical evaluation of research or experimental protocols, and the development of research methods, implementation of a mathematical model, completion of an original experiment, or a thorough exploration of a scientific issue. Projects would ordinarily include a component of original research well beyond a review or critique. Projects would involve regular 1-hour discussion groups where students report on progress, major problems and plans. For substantive reasons, this research project requires more than one semester to complete.
|Assessment:||A thesis/body of work of 20,000 words maximum (75%) – by three weeks before end of second semester, 10% project proposal (poster session) – week 6 of first semester and 15% final seminar of 15 minutes – end of second semester|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/|
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