UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ANIM5003 Zoology Research Dissertation Part 3

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 5 elective
  • Honours core unit in Conservation Biology; Marine Science; Zoology [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Content Dissertation units are taken over two successive semesters and parts 1 to 4 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the dissertation. Students can commence part 1 in either semester 1 or semester 2. Parts 1 to 4 of the Research Dissertation are the application and iterative refinement of the 'Research Development' unit. They encompass the 'active' component of the research project—the laboratory work, interviews, measurement, field work, analysis of data gathered from the experimental phase of the research project and development of an interpretative discussion of the findings. The units are conducted under the guidance of the supervisor and with feedback provided in the final seminar presented in the unit 'Communicating Science'. The units culminate in the submission of the completed research paper for evaluation.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop and describe careful and appropriate design of experiments and selection of method to address rigorously formulated questions and hypotheses; (2) demonstrate expertise in the methods of science appropriate to the subject of research; (3) present their scientific investigation in a written report; and (4) identify key findings and to choose relevant information for communication.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: continuing assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Jan Hemmi and Dr Amanda Ridley
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in Bachelor of Science (Honours) or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) in Zoology or Conservation Biology or Marine Science
Co-requisites: ANIM5004 Zoology Research Dissertation Part 4
Contact hours independent research and project work plus regular meetings with supervisors
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANIM5003/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/ANIM5003/SEM-2/2017

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