ANHB5438 Human Biology Project

24 points
Not available in 2018UWA (Perth)Face to face
Students learn about the principles and practice of human biology by conducting an investigation of their own. They search for and interpret literature, design a project that may involve constructing experimental hypotheses or objectives, develop and understand appropriate methodologies, plan and execute experiments, analyse and interpret findings, and prepare a scientific report based on their work.
Students are able to (1) develop investigative skills in the area of human biology; (2) search for and interpret literature; (3) design a project that may involve constructing experimental hypotheses or objectives; (4) develop and understand appropriate methodologies; (5) plan and execute experiments; (6) analyse and interpret findings; and (7) prepare a scientific report based on their work.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written reports; (2) written and/or oral examinations; and (3) seminars. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Nick Milne and Professor Stuart Bunt
Unit rules
completion of 24 points including APHB4002 Research Design and Analysis Part 1, APHB4003 Research Design and Analysis Part 2 (formerly APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques)
with permission of the unit coordinator
Contact hours
students attend a series of meetings with their project supervisors and seminars and Practical Classes as required
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.