6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
or . and recommended.
Students will learn advanced techniques used in both clinical and research immunology settings. Students will design experimental protocols; appreciating the importance of experimental and quality controls in research design and linking
practical findings with clinical problems. The course is laboratory based, incorporating in-class tutorial sessions covering theoretical aspects of the content. Students will choose an emerging area of research, design experiments that could investigate this research and present this in a range of research settings.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to perform practical techniques used in research and diagnostic techniques;
- Work in a laboratory and demonstrate safe and competent scientific work-practices;
- Identify relevant questions for scientific inquiry through a written assignment and present this in a research forum;
- Accurately record, analyse and report experimental outcomes and demonstrate this by producing written laboratory reports;
- Source relevant scientific literature from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to) scientific journals, textbooks and the internet for the completion of written and oral assignments.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Practical class assessment: 30%
Research project report and oral presentation: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 40% (Hurdle)
This unit is subject to the Hurdle and Threshold Standards policiesHurdle and Threshold Standards policies (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/policies/assessment-policy-2017.html) of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.
One 5-hour practical class per week
See also Unit timetable information