• Code BIOL8701
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
    Research
    Specialist
  • Course subject Biology
  • Areas of interest Medical Science, Bioinformatics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology and Microbiology, Physiology More...
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Spencer Whitney
    • Dr Marcel Cardillo
    • Prof Robert Magrath
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
    Second Semester 2019
    See Future Offerings

The principal component of second year of the Biology Master by Coursework programs is a research project conducted under supervision. In addition, students present seminars on their research work and prepare a thesis for examination. The research project runs from early February to early November or mid-July to mid-May. In addition to meeting the entry requirements for admission to the Research year of their Master by Coursework program, students must have the agreement of a member of the School's academic staff to supervise their project, and the agreement of the Head of Biology Teaching & Learning. Academic staff from the Research School of Biology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, CSIRO and Canberra Hospital may be supervisors or co-supervisors. Students should discuss their intention to undertake a research project with potential supervisors and the Master by Coursework coordinator, several months before the proposed starting date.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained investigation of a chosen research topic supervised by an academic staff.
2. Systematically identify relevant theory and concepts in the chosen field, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence, and draw appropriate conclusions.
3. Carry out a specific set of experiments in biology to address a particular research question, at a standard consistent with current published research in the field.
4. Accurately document and analyse laboratory work or fieldwork and research findings
5. Present research findings, both orally and written to a high standard

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:
  • A written thesis on the research project and results (100%; LO 1-5)
  • Workshops  CRS
  • Initial Seminar CRS
  • Grant Proposal CRS
  • Mid-term report CRS
  • Final Seminar CRS

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

Full time or as determined by individual research project.

Requisite and Incompatibility

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

Prescribed Texts

To be decided by student and supervisor based on topic chosen.

Assumed Knowledge

Bachelor of Science or equivalent with a major in the field of biological sciences with relevant experience or academic achievement.

Areas of Interest

  • Medical Science
  • Bioinformatics
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Immunology and Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Zoology
  • Marine Biology
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Biology

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 to 24 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
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
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
3192 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person
3538 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person
3539 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person
3540 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8189 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person
8568 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person
8569 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person
8570 22 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 25 Oct 2019 In Person

Responsible Officer: Registrar, Student Administration / Page Contact: Website Administrator / Frequently Asked Questions