MICR5843 Extended Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 1

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit comprises 25 per cent of the second year of the Master of Infectious Diseases (52530). It involves original research by the student under supervision, and is undertaken in a research laboratory in the discipline of Microbiology and Immunology, within PathWest or at other institutions in Australia or overseas. The student gains experience in both oral and written scientific communication. Research topics are relevant to topics including medical microbiology, tropical infectious diseases or public and environmental health microbiology. Students must have a WAM of at least 70% across the first year of the course or completion of the Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (51330) with a WAM of at least 70%. Approval from the course coordinator is also required which is dependent on a suitable project and appropriate supervision being available.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) define, develop and carry out an original scientific research project; (2) critically appraise scientific literature; (3) demonstrate effective skills in critical evaluation of data; (4) demonstrate effective scientific writing and oral presentation skills; and (5) extend knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) progress report; (2) dissertation; (3) final research seminar; and (4) literature review. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Barbara Chang and Associate Professor Christopher Peacock
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
approval from the Course Coordinator and either enrolment in the Master of Infectious Diseases (52530) with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 70 per cent in the first year,
or
completion of the Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (51330) with a WAM of at least 70 per cent in that course
Contact hours
research: 16 hours per week
Note
Students with an appropriate WAM also need approval from the Course Coordinator to enroll, which is dependent on a suitable project and appropriate supervision being available.
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