• Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification 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 2018
    Second Semester 2018
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This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop reading, writing and presentation skills that are now critical in career development and advancement in science. BIOL8291 will be taught as a series of workshops emphasizing scientific writing and communicating to a scientific audience through written work, oral and poster presentations.  The course is tailored to provide peer-review and instructor feedback via in-class workshops and online assistance in order to improve the presentation skills of individual students. 

Topics covered will include:

  • Oral presentations

  • Writing for popular, government and scientific outlets

  • Understanding and applying for grants

  • Planning a research project

  • Effective use of libraries

  • Preparing for a poster symposium

  • Looking and applying for jobs in science 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate writing and referencing skills to communicate to scientific and general audiences.
  2. Critically read and interpret scientific journal articles in the fields of biology, biotechnology and neuroscience.
  3. Prepare and deliver oral presentations on scientific research.
  4. Prepare a scientific poster and present findings at a poster symposium.
  5. Critically analyse ANU scientific seminars.
  6. Effectively use library resources and career services for applying for scientific jobs.

Other Information

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

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

  • Scientific writing and referencing 10% (LO 1, 2)
  • Journal Club Oral Presentation 20% (LO 3)
  • Research Proposal Methods 15% (LO 1, 2)
  • Poster Symposium 15% (LO 4)
  • Seminar Presentation 10% (LO 3,5)
  • Seminar Logbook 10% (LO 5)
  • News & Views 15% (LO 1)
  • Capstone 5% (LO 1-6)

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.

Workload

One Lecture and one tutorial per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

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:
6 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
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5160
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
3117 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
7844 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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