This unit will equip students with skills necessary to join the scientific technical workforce or undertake a research project at the Honours or Masters level. It will include a range of skills such as: scientific communication (writing, presentation, stakeholder engagement skills), research (project management & design, critical thinking, data management, bibliographic skills) etc.
It will be taught by a range of experts with recognised, outstanding research and communications capabilities.
|Unit name||Research Methods in Marine and Antarctic Science|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|Fisheries and Aquaculture|Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Doctor Valeriya Komyakova|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Critically evaluate scientific literature and scientific seminars to assess the impact of the scientific work and reliability of the research outcomes.
- Present complex concepts in Marine and Antarctic Science using a range of communication techniques.
- Construct a project management plan in response to Marine and Antarctic Science challenge.
- Design a research study to address a knowledge gap in Marine or Antarctic science.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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Weekly 2h lectures or workshops
Every other week 2 h tutorials or 3 h practicals
3-4 30 min guest seminars/webinars over the semester
|Assessment||Analysis of scientific papers (25%)|Analysis of Scientific Seminars (20%)|Project pitch (10%)|Research Grant Proposal (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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