UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

AGRI5510 Agricultural Sciences Masters Research Presentation

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Content Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or 2. In the unit, students attend 10 seminars in the School of Plant Biology seminar series, or substitutions approved by the unit coordinator. During each seminar, students strive to understand the content, as well as assess the presentation as a piece of science communication. Tutorial sessions led by academic staff members are held after four compulsory seminars to dissect the attributes of the seminar content and presentation, especially the development of an evidence-based argument that is clearly articulated and supported by compelling and easily digested visual aids. Students then put their learning into practice by presenting a 15-minute seminar to report the outcomes of their research dissertation project. The unit provides oral communication skills that are relevant to all students wishing to practise as industry professionals and that are highly sought by employers.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) broaden knowledge in their field of enquiry; (2) succintly summarise oral presentations; (3) develop skills to critically assess the content and presentation of scientific seminars; (4) organise and present their own scientific results in a compelling and professional manner; and (5) defend orally the conclusions drawn from their research results.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) seminar participation; (2) participation in four tutorials; and (3) seminar summarising research dissertation project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Tim Colmer
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Agricultural Science
Co-requisites: AGRI5554 Agriculture Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
Contact hours attend 10 one-hour seminars; attend 4 one-hour tutorials to discuss seminars with a member of academic staff; present a 15-minute seminar on the outcomes of research dissertation project
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/AGRI5510/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/AGRI5510/SEM-2/2017

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