Science Informatics in Practice

Subject SINF30008 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

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: 1one-hour lecture per week, 1 two-hour laboratory class per week for student project work
Total Time Commitment:

Estimated total time commitment of 120 hours



Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2012


Study Period Commencement:
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Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:

Students may not gain credit for both this subject and any of the following:

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Dr Reeva Lederman



Subject Overview:

This capstone subject will allow students to put into practice the skills learnt in the Science Informatics major.

Students will work in teams to apply their skills to real world informatics problems. Particular examples might include web-based collaboration portals; clinical research database development; information architecture analyses; genetic database integration. This subject will also investigate professional issues in informatics and develop project management skills.


On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Confidently approach informatics problems and design effective solutions and
  • 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.

This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (new degree).

Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Science Informatics
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.

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