Science Informatics in Practice

Subject SINF30008 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 1 x one hour lecture per week, 1 x two hour laboratory class per week for student project work
Total Time Commitment: Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours
Prerequisites: Both of
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs.
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Reeva Lederman



Subject Overview: This is the Science Informatics capstone laboratory based subject. Students will work in teams to apply the skills they have learnt throughout the major to a large, domain based real world informatics problem. Particular examples might include web-based collaboration portals; clinical research database development; information architecture analyses; genetic database integration. This subject will also cover professional issues in informatics and basic project management skills.

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Confidently approach a complex data-based specific problem and design an effective solution
  • Implement a complex web-based application


A 1 hour individual test during the lecture in the final week of semester (20%), Group submission of approximately 40 pages of documentation submitted in several parts throughout the semester (70%) and a 20 minute oral presentation in week 11 of the semester (10%).

Prescribed Texts: To be advised
Recommended Texts: To be advised
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of the subject students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • The ability to analyse and solve problems involving large amounts of real world data;
  • The ability to synthesise information and communicate results effectively;
  • The ability to work effectively as a member of a project ream;
  • The capacity for critical and independent thought and reflection and;
  • The ability to plan and manage time.
Notes: This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree).
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Science
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Science Informatics

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