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 that 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|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,010.70|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$11,681.50|
- Limited to
- 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.
- More information link
- View more information for MICR 495
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Associate Professor Alexander
Other Lecturers: Microbiology and Immunology academic staff
- Paper Structure
- MICR 495 is the research project component for the first-year part of a two-year MSc.
- 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 laboratories in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Research
project will continue for the next 12 months for completion of the MSc degree.
Staff will introduce available research projects in the first week of the first semester during the introductory week for fourth-year Microbiology. MICR 495 has no formal classes.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course readings are reviews and original papers from the literature.
- Course outline
- View course outline for MICR 495
- 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 the paper, students will
- Be able to demonstrate an advanced 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