A supervised project involving research and leading to the production of a research report.
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 and immunology. 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||Research Project|
|Points||40 points 40 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year, 1st Non standard period (6 July 2020 - 9 June 2021)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,132.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$12,633.40|
- Limited to
A B/B+ average in best four Microbiology and Immunology 300-level papers.
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- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Associate Professor Alexander
Other Lecturers: Microbiology and Immunology academic staff
- Paper Structure
- MICR 480 is the research project component for PGDipSci.
- 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.
Staff will introduce available research projects in the first week of the first semester during the introductory week for fourth-year Microbiology. MICR 480 has no formal classes.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Course readings are reviews and original papers from the literature.
- Course outline
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- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Be able to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of research-based microbiology and immunology as a stepping stone to a one-year MSc or employment in biotechnology, industry or health management sectors
- 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