UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANHB5447 Human Biology Dissertation Part 2

Credit 18 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit is taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester one or semester two. 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 dissertation based on their work.
Outcomes Students are able to develop a deeper understanding of research processes including experimental design, analysis interpretation and presentation of results.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) written reports; (2) examinations; and (3) seminars. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Gavin Pinniger and Associate Professor Silvana Gaudieri
Unit rules
Prerequisites: completion of 48 points in the Master of Human Biology with an weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent
Advisable prior study: undergraduate or postgraduate units in human biology
Incompatibility: ANHB5507 Anatomy and Human Biology Dissertation and ANHB9505 Anatomy and Human Biology Thesis
Contact hours students attend a series of meetings with their project supervisors and seminars and tutorials as required

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  • 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.