• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Research
    Specialist
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Miss Rachael Remington
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
    See Future Offerings

Students will research the scientific literature relevant to a given topic and devise experiments to address specific aims that extend the known information. 

The course aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge of common methodologies used in biochemistry and molecular biology; skills which enable them to interpret, synthesize and critically analyse the published literature; and the ability to apply their knowledge of biochemistry and molecular biology to new problems. 

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

1. Explain the broader aspects of research mechanisms and how research in biology is conducted
2. Integrate diverse methodologies and theories to address a specific topic
3. Communicate these ideas, both orally and written, to a broader scientific audience
4. Appreciate research planning and strategy
5. Design a research project on a specific topic in biology

Other Information

For permission to enrol in this course, please email rsb.studentadmin@anu.edu.au.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Journal Club Presentation - 20 min presentation, 10 min discussion (10%; LO 1-3)
  • Literature Review and Research Question (10%; LO 1-3)
  • Draft of Experimental Plan (15%; LO 1-5)
  • Final seminar - 20 minute presentation of research proposal (15%; LO 2, 3, 5)
  • Final Research Proposal (50%; LO 1-5)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

Second year Molecular Biology or Biochemistry and first year Chemistry.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $6192
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $8292
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3048 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3049 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person

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