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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedSunway First semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2011 (Day)
Sunway Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Siow Lee Fong (Semester One); Dr Adeline Ting Su Yien (Semester Two and Summer)


An individual research project in a discipline relating to Medical Bioscience conducted under supervision. Includes critical literature review, experimental design, data analysis and seminar attendance. Students must maintain regular contact with supervisor(s) and unit coordinator.


On completion of this unit students will know how to carry out experimental designs, research techniques and data analysis and critically examine the literature pertaining to their chosen research topic. Students will be required to undertake an individual research project and present the work orally in a seminar and also to write up the research as a dissertation.


Three oral reports (preliminary, 10 minutes; progress, 10 minutes; final poster session): 20%
Written reports (preliminary, 1500 words, 10%; final, not exceeding 8000 words, 45%): 55%
Supervisor's assessment of project planning, conduct and development: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Siow Lee Fong

Contact hours

12 hours per week


Permission of the Head of School plus students must have approval of the project and supervisor prior to enrolment. In addition, students must pass 24 points of second level studies with a distinction average, including a minimum of 12 points in the discipline directly relevant to the project.