BTEC5507 Biotechnology Literature Review and Research Proposal

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
In this unit students develop a research proposal with literature review that guides their Master of Biotechnology Dissertation. Students are guided by their research supervisor in planning their research project, and developing a detailed project proposal that is based on a thorough review of the current literature. Students are expected to communicate this in written and spoken form.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) use the literature to gain an understanding of a field of knowledge, identify gaps in current knowledge and use this to develop a research program in their field of study; (2) analyse a problem conceptually and, through logical argument, reduce its complexity to a number of simpler elements; (3) develop plausible and testable hypothesis, research questions, models and/or ideas about relationships between important elements that would lead to a resolution of the problem; (4) design methods to examine, through some combination of experiments, literature, models and observations, and discuss the relationships between the important elements; and (5) articulate the above abilities in both written and oral forms at a high level.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a proposal seminar and (2) a research proposal with literature review. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Andy Whiteley
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Biotechnology (71580) (i) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3 units in their UWA undergraduate major. These units must be relevant to the master's specialisation;
or
(ii) a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in at least 24 points of Level 3, 4 and 5 units completed within the course;
or
equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;
and
(iii) a supervisor, approved by the Faculty, who has confirmed their willingness and availability to supervise the research project
and
(iv) students who were required to complete SCIE4404 Techniques in Molecular Sciences must have achieved a mark of at least 70 per cent in this unit.
Co-requisites:
MGMT5639 Commercialisation Management Project
or
MGMT5641 Commercialisation Management Project 1
Contact hours
Students are advised to attend information sessions as detailed in the unit outline.
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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