Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Click on an offering mode for more details.

Unit Overview

Description

Students implement the research project proposed in PATH5512 Research Project Proposal and carry out, evaluate and present a discrete body of applied research. Techniques and knowledge acquired in prior laboratory practical units enable students to carry out a research project to be implemented within the clinical laboratory setting.

Credit
24 points
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) demonstrate the ability to implement a research plan, evaluate the results and present them to peers; (2) apply clinical laboratory skills acquired in previous units; and (3) understand the role of applied research in clinical laboratories.

Assessment

Students in collaboration with supervisors are required to implement the project outlined in PATH5512 Research Project Proposal. Laboratory work (40 per cent), a seminar presentation to peers (20 per cent) and a written thesis (40 per cent) are assessed by the students' supervisors, and other experts in the field of research if appropriate. The assessment requires students to produce (and defend) a project that is demonstrably relevant and of value to peers in their particular discipline.



Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Prerequisites
PATH5515 Research Communications (formerly PATH8515 Research Communications).
and PATH5512 Research Project Proposal (formerly PATH8512 Research Project Proposal)
Approved quota: 4—according to enrolment in the specialisation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.