IMM3990 - Immunology in action research project - 2019

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.



Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Frank Alderuccio


Associate Professor Mark Wright

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
  • Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus)


Permission from the unit coordinator or head of department.

Students must have completed all 1st and 2nd level units in their approved major and be able to demonstrate that they have an appropriate project and supervisor/s. 12 points of study in the discipline area at 2nd year level and a grade point average of at least 70 over 24 points in relevant units at 2nd year level.


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This unit will provide high achieving students a structured research experience by participating in a research project supervised by research academics within, or associated with, the Department of Immunology. Research projects can be selected from a list of projects available from the Department of Immunology and Pathology. Students will learn skills in research design, implementation, data analysis and interpretation. In addition, students will develop skills in scientific communication through written assignments and reports and oral presentations based on their project.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Undertake a research project with regard to ethical and safety regulations;
  2. Demonstrate technical skills in experimental methods and the ability to collect, analyse and interpret data using methods relevant to the discipline of Immunology;
  3. Communicate appropriately and effectively with supervisors, laboratory staff and students;
  4. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of experimental procedures, results and outcomes;
  5. Identify relevant published scientific literature and critically analyse and evaluate the content in the context of the discipline of Immunology;
  6. Construct written reports.


Oral reports : 20%

Written report (preliminary 1000 words): 10%

Written report (final 5000 words): 50% (Hurdle)

Assessment of laboratory work: 20%

This unit is subject to the Hurdle and Threshold Standards policiesHurdle and Threshold Standards policies ( of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences.

Workload requirements

12 contact hours per week

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