Faculty of Science

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Science
Organisational UnitSchool of Science, Malaysia
Monash Passport categoryResearch Challenge (Investigate Program)
OfferedMalaysia First semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2014 (Day)
Malaysia Summer semester A 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Semester One - Dr. Siow Lee Fong; Semester Two and Summer - Dr Adeline Ting Su Yien


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 be able to:

  1. Propose experimental designs;

  1. Develop research techniques;

  1. Analyse scientific data;

  1. Acquire and assess information and knowledge from scientific literature;

  1. Demonstrate communication skills in oral and written presentations.


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)

Semester One - Dr. Siow Lee Fong; Semester Two and Summer - Dr Adeline Ting Su Yien

Workload requirements

12 hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


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.