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IMMU495 Master's Thesis Preparation

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

The ability to carry out original, cutting-edge scientific research is essential for students who want to pursue a research career or further study. This paper has a significant research component, which will expose you to advanced topics in microbiology (MICR 495) or immunology (IMMU 495). The research project will be of a high professional standard and will be supervised by academics of international scientific standing. You will attain high-level skills in experimental planning, logistics and data analysis, as well as advanced oral and written presentation skills. This paper offers you the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills in a genuine research environment.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code IMMU495
Subject Immunology
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,951.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $11,232.21

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Limited to
MSc
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, students will
  • Be able to demonstrate an advance knowledge of research-based microbiology and immunology as a stepping stone to the final year of your MSc
  • Display advanced knowledge of fundamental and applied microbiology and immunology, with the ability to assimilate complex information on a spectrum of interdisciplinary topics and to use this knowledge for applications in the workplace
  • Possess an enhanced ability to communicate ideas about science to a lay and specialised audience
Eligibility
B+ average in your best four Microbiology and Immunology 300-level papers.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
alex.mclellan@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Alexander McLellan
Other Lecturers: Microbiology & Immunology academic staff
Paper Structure
IMMU 495 is the research project component for the first-year part of a two-year MSc.

Assessment:
  • Oral presentation (10%) - late Second Semester
  • Thesis (90%)
Teaching Arrangements
To complete this paper you will undertake a six-month research project within one of the research labs in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The research project will continue for the next 12 months for completion of the MSc degree.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course readings are reviews and original papers from the literature.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None

Preparation of a thesis proposal/preliminary thesis research. Normally taken by students in the papers year for a Master’s degree by papers and thesis.

The ability to carry out original, cutting-edge scientific research is essential for students who want to pursue a research career or further study. This paper has a significant research component, which will expose you to advanced topics in microbiology (MICR 495) or immunology (IMMU 495). The research project will be of a high professional standard and will be supervised by academics of international scientific standing. You will attain high-level skills in experimental planning, logistics and data analysis, as well as advanced oral and written presentation skills. This paper offers you the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills in a genuine research environment.

Paper title Master's Thesis Preparation
Paper code IMMU495
Subject Immunology
EFTS 0.3333
Points 40 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Limited to
MSc
Eligibility
B+ average in your best four Microbiology and Immunology 300-level papers.

Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
alex.mclellan@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Associate Professor Alexander McLellan
Other Lecturers: Microbiology & Immunology academic staff
Paper Structure
IMMU 495 is the research project component for the first-year part of a two-year MSc.

Assessment:
  • Oral presentation (10%) - late Second Semester
  • Thesis (90%)
Teaching Arrangements
To complete this paper you will undertake a six-month research project within one of the research labs in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The research project will continue for the next 12 months for completion of the MSc degree.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Course readings are reviews and original papers from the literature.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, students will
  • Be able to demonstrate an advance knowledge of research-based microbiology and immunology as a stepping stone to the final year of your MSc
  • Display advanced knowledge of fundamental and applied microbiology and immunology, with the ability to assimilate complex information on a spectrum of interdisciplinary topics and to use this knowledge for applications in the workplace
  • Possess an enhanced ability to communicate ideas about science to a lay and specialised audience

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
None