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AVBS2013: Research Experience Placement

This placement will give students the experience of working in a research-focused environment. This may include field or lab-based research across any number of industries related to animal sciences. Examples include University based research (at the University of Sydney or other institutions), commercial research (e.g. research labs, pharmaceutical companies), medical (e.g Garvin Institute, Westmead), conservation (zoo or non-profit organisations) etc. Research outcomes can have relevance to animal (production, companion or wildlife) or human medicine (e.g. mice or rodents used as animal models for human disease, reproduction research). The focus of this placement should be to understand the research environment, processes and methodologies, and the application of the research outcomes relevant to the field of work. While students may not be able to participate in the entirety of a research program, they should be able to report on the research methods and applications. Students should also familiarise themselves with the research team, aims and funding schemes, and the major challenges associated with the research field. Students can choose from a comprehensive list of research placement sites on SONIA, or are welcome to find and apply to add a new site/supervisor.

Code AVBS2013
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 0
AVBS1002 and AVBS1003

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Apply the range of interpersonal skills necessary to establish a professional rapport with potential employers, clients and co-workers
  • LO2. Write a professional consultant style report specific to workplace enterprises
  • LO3. Reflect on experiences that may inform your choice of career
  • LO4. Critically evaluate the relevant industry or business and key issues
  • LO5. Apply learnings from coursework to design or develop solutions to key issues
  • LO6. Actively engage in work integrated learning experiences

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.