UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

APHB5500 Advanced Research Techniques

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multimode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multimode
Content This unit comprises modules on advanced research techniques used in the sciences. Students complete four modules relevant to research skills. Module topics include, but are not limited to, (1) data management techniques; (2) geographic information systems; (3) intermediate/advanced statistical skills; (4) data analysis and presentation. Modules are offered according to staff availability. Students gain an understanding of advanced, cutting-edge techniques used in the study of the biological and human sciences. They develop their skills in critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe advanced, cutting edge techniques relevant to biological and human sciences and the application of these techniques; and (2) critically evaluate the advantages, power and information that can be gained from advanced techniques as well as realise their limitations.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) module 1—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency; (2) module 2—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency; (3) module 3—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency; and (4) module 4—online quizzes and /or presentations and/or assessment of technical competency. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Winthrop Professor Marc Tennant
Unit rules
Prerequisites: enrolment in the Master Biomedical Science or Master Anatomical Sciences or Master of Health Science
Advisable prior study: Students are expected to have an undergraduate major in the field of biomedical or health sciences. Students without this background should contact the unit coordinator before enrolling.
Incompatibility: APHB4003 Advanced Experimental Techniques
Contact hours tutorials and/or labs: 10–15 hours per module
Unit OutlineSemester 1 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/APHB5500/SEM-1/2017
Semester 2 : http://www.unitoutlines.science.uwa.edu.au/Units/APHB5500/SEM-2/2017

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