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Why study science at Melbourne?
When you study science at Melbourne, you'll be joining the best and brightest students from around Australia and the world.
Whether you're starting out with a Bachelor of Science, taking your professional career to the next level with a coursework-based Masters, or focusing on research with a PhD or research Masters, you'll learn from staff at the forefront of their field.
We rank #1 in Australia for Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy, Statistics, Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, and Computer Science. In all fields of science, we rank in the top 3 in Australia, and in the world's top 50. (QS World University Rankings, 2017)
And while we're talking rankings, in Melbourne, you'll be living in the heart of the world's most livable city (The Economist, 2017).
We offer a comprehensive range of science areas, so you can tailor your studies to suit your goals. And we know that university-based learning is only half the story. We offer industry internship placements, internship subjects, field trips and opportunities for overseas study.
We are one of the most highly regarded science faculties in Australia, and throughout our history have been recognised internationally for our role in expanding the frontiers of knowledge for the betterment of society.
Comprising seven schools, the Faculty offers a range of undergraduate, honours, graduate and research degrees; enrolling over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
We have a history of leadership in research, innovation, teaching and learning and play an important role in Australia's participation in the global knowledge economy.
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- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
Supervised practical research project.
Written report (joint report) (40%), seminar presentation (20%), laboratory work book (individual), supervisor/demonstrator assesment - Technical competence demonstrated by the student (10%), understanding the project and contribution of ideas (10%), contribution to the work of the project/ dillegance/ enthusiasim and team skills (10%).
General skills outcomes
Students are expected to enhance several of their graduate attributes during this unit and should consult with your lecturer if not clear as to how this unit achieves this. The graduate attributes which relate to this unit help to produce students who:
Are capable in their chosen professional, vocational or study areas.
- Have a basic understanding of laboratory practices involved in the study area.
- Have an in-depth technical competence in the specific (core) discipline.
- Can apply specific knowledge of the (core) discipline to real situations.
- Have the ability to engage in critical inquiry.
Operate effectively and ethically in work and community situations.
- Have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Can effectively communicate within and without the subject discipline.
- Have a basic understanding of the need to carry out work in an ethical and socially responsible fashion.
Laboratory-based biochemical research project. Techniques used range across those acquired in the 1st semester subject HES4641 Practical Biochemistry including gel electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, spectrofluorimetry, centrifugation and ultracentrifugation, column chromatography, PCR and molecular biology techniques. Projects may use DNA manipulation or analysis, protein purification and analysis, enzyme analysis, or a combination of these and other techniques common to chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology.
- Reading materials.
Various research publications and reprints provided or given as references.