APHB5512 SymbioticA Project Preparation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is a preparation for the student's final project and dissertation within the Master of Biological Arts. Students complete the necessary safety and ethical applications and training and then develop a prototype of their proposed major project.
Students are able to (1) successfully complete the necessary ethics applications in order to undertake their proposed dissertation project; (2) complete the necessary safety inductions and training in order to undertake their proposed dissertation project; and (3) develop the necessary technical skills to be able to undertake their proposed dissertation project.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) successful submission of appropriate ethics applications; (2) complete the necessary training to a satisfactory standard; and (3) submit a project prototype. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Ionat Zurr
Unit rules
completion of 48 points in the Master of Biological Arts (53550), including 24 points of conversion units
Contact hours
2 hours per week with supervisor/unit coordinator
A reading list is supplied prior to the commencement of this unit.

To be decided in consultation with the unit coordinator once the invited researcher has agreed to supervise the SymbioticA dissertation project.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.