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BTEC5505 Biotechnology 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 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
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: seminar summarising research dissertation project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sasha Jenkins
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71850)
Co-requisites:
BTEC5504 Biotechnology Masters Research Dissertation Part 4
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
seminars: 10 x 1 hour; tutorials: 4 x 1 hour; 15-minute presentation
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.