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Hobart, Launceston


This unit provides students with an opportunity to prepare a journal article for publication based on a previous research or design activity in a laboratory or field setting in STEM. This Research and Design Publication unit consists of 3 to 4 weeks (ca. 150 hours) of time commitment.

Summary 2020

Unit name Research and Design Publication
Unit code KAA412
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Plant Science|Zoology

Mark Hovenden (Biological Sciences)

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

1. Prepare a plan for a journal article on a STEM related topic utilising recently conducted research and/or design work

2. Provide, receive and respond to peer feedback on a draft academic journal article

3. Communicate a series of original research findings or substantial designs in a format suitable for dissemination via an academic journal



Teaching Pattern

This unit consists of 3 to 4 weeks (ca. 150 hours) of time commitment.

Tuition pattern will be discussed by the unit coordinator with students, as it will vary with the duration of the study period in which the unit is undertaken.


AT1 – Prepare a plan for a journal article on a research or design topic in STEM based on research you have already completed, 20%;

AT2 - Peer review of a draft journal article and responding to feedback, 30%;

AT3 - Communicate research findings or design work to an academic audience as a journal article, 50%

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