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BIOC461 Research Design and Analysis in Biochemistry

This paper is designed to develop skills in performing research and data interpretation and emphasises communicating the excitement and achievements of contemporary biochemistry.

Paper title Research Design and Analysis in Biochemistry
Paper code BIOC461
Subject Biochemistry
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,409.28
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Teaching staff

Associate Professor Peter Mace

There is no specific textbook for this paper. Examples are drawn from current research literature.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Articulate a broad understanding of contemporary biochemistry and related scientific fields
  • Understand the relationship between hypothesis, experiment and data, and know how to apply this to attain knowledge
  • Appropriately communicate scientific concepts to both specialist and general audiences
  • Evaluate the philosophical and ethical aspects of activities as a scientist
  • Identify and critically evaluate relevant information

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 9-11
B1 Thursday 09:00-11:50 28-30, 38, 41