Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Chemistry & Molec Biosciences

Units

16

Duration

Two Semesters

Restricted

Restricted to BAdvSc(Hons) and BSc(Hons) students.

Assessment methods

Research performance; proposal report; proposal seminar and discussion; research report and viva; research seminar and defence; seminar attendance and notebook; honours seminar and literature club.

Course coordinator

Dr Benjamin Schulz (b.schulz@uq.edu.au) Dr Michael Landsberg (m.landsberg@uq.edu.au)

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course will involve the development of practical research and intellectual skills in the formulation of a hypothesis and testing it by appropriate experiments. This will begin with the development of a research proposal that outlines the work that students will undertake in their research project. This proposal is intended to provide an early focus for project work, and may later form the basis of the introductory research report chapter. In the process of learning the techniques to perform their proposed research, students will learn to keep detailed written records of all laboratory and field work and report the details of their research project in the form of a substantial research report. The ability to present research findings at scientific meetings, and the ability to defend the research findings, is an essential part of the training of a research scientist. Thus, this course will also develop skills in science communication with emphasis on oral communication. In addition to the core research component, students will participate in selected research seminars and provide a critical evaluation of selected seminars, as well as contribute to a Journal Club exercise with their peers.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile