This paper facilitates self-directed learning of key research-related skills, including oral communication of research goals and data, review of the scientific literature and critical analysis of research publications.
|Paper title||Microbiology and Immunology Research|
|Teaching period||Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,307.76|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,017.70|
- Limited to
- PGDipSci, MSc
- Appropriate for PGDipSci or MSc students students in Microbiology.
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- More information link
- View more information about MICR 462
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Associate Professor Keith Ireton
Other Lecturer: Associate Professor Alexander McLellan (400-level Co-ordinator)
- Paper Structure
- This paper is based entirely on self-directed learning and lacks lectures or tutorials.
Students prepare oral presentations and a literature review based on their research
project in MICR 480 or MICR 495. Students also sit a 3-hour 'interpretive' exam in
which they read a research publication in the area of bacteriology, virology or immunology.
They then write titles and abstracts and answer questions related to this publication.
- Two short (15-minute) talks on the rationale for your research project and progress made on your project: 20%
- Research-project-related essay (critical review of relevant literature): 40%
- Interpretive exam: 30%
- Laboratory notebook (pass/fail): 10%
- Teaching Arrangements
- There are no tutorials or lectures.
Learning is entirely self-directed.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course readings are reviews and original papers from the literature.
- Course outline
- View course outline for MICR 462
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Be able to effectively communicate your research project goals and achievements in an oral and visual format
- Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and critical thinking in your research area
- Understand how to comprehensively review the scientific literature and cite references properly
- Develop the ability to critically analyse and interpret data in primary research publications