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Analysing and Communicating Research - IDIP4102

Year - 2020

You cannot perform scientific research in a vacuum. A scientist must be able to critique the existing body of literature and identify any potential weaknesses as well as gaps in knowledge and then place their own research within the context of this prior information. This unit of study will teach you how to comprehend and assess scientific literature from the areas of Immunology, Infectious diseases and Pathology and then frame and integrate your own research in this context. You will also learn the best methods to effectively communicate your research to a wide audience using a variety of tools. By attending seminars given by experts in the field and attending and participating in journal clubs you will learn how to critically evaluate research. You will also present your own research data in a poster format at a research symposium as well as give oral presentations to members of the Infectious diseases and Immunology and Pathology disciplines. This unit will enable you to critically evaluate scientific data and effectively present research work, which are essential skills for any scientist.

attendance to fortnightly seminar series, participation in fortnightly journal clubs (1 x 1 hr for 12 wks) and class group meeting (1 x 2 hr for 12 wks), participation in a research symposium (1 day) and final oral presentation seminar (1 day)

journal club presentation (10%), poster presentation (20%), data presentation (10%), final research project presentation (60%)

Assumed knowledge
A major in one of the following areas: Anatomy and Histology, Applied Medical Science, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology, Quantitative Life Sciences.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Honours
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: A/Prof Carl Feng
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