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BTNY365 Research Skills

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Guided work and assignments in literature research, evaluation and criticism of published papers, essay writing, and data analysis.

Paper title Research Skills
Paper code BTNY365
Subject Botany
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,110.75
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54 points at 200-level or above from Science Schedule C
Schedule C

Teaching staff

Course Co-ordinator: Associate Professor David Orlovich
Lecturers: Professor Kath Dickinson
Associate Professor Tina Summerfield
Professor Nancy Longnecker

Teaching Arrangements

One 2-hour tutorial per week. Several 1-day field trips may be scheduled on weekends. Compulsory field work during the mid-semester break.


Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will gain proficiency in

  • Scientific and popular writing
  • Experimental/study design
  • Scientific documentation
  • Molecular biology skills
  • Specimen curation

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Computer Lab

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 17


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Friday 09:00-10:50 9-14, 18-22