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LIFE4106: Life Sciences Honours Project D

2024 unit information


Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations

Code LIFE4106
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
LIFE4104 or LIFE4107
BIOL4106 or ECOL4106 or GEGE4106 or MICR4106 or BCMB4106
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Source, collate, synthesize and critically evaluate information from a range of relevant sources and identify knowledge gaps for investigation.
  • LO2. Develop a research question with creativity and lateral thinking.
  • LO3. Use appropriate methodologies to design experiments, and collect and analyse data to investigate a research question.
  • LO4. Demonstrate a command of relevant disciplinary conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
  • LO5. Communicate research methodologies and findings in written and oral form for a scientific audience.
  • LO6. Produce independent research data which is an original contribution to the discipline.
  • LO7. Define the scope of their research project and effectively identify, manage and respond to challenges in research direction, and develop resilience and display intellectual growth.
  • LO8. Act with integrity in their research practice and professional relationships, working within established ethical and regulatory frameworks.
  • LO9. Establish collaborative and professional rapport with other students and staff.
  • LO10. Demonstrate safe laboratory work practices as appropriate to project.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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Important enrolment information

Additional advice

Honours in Life Sciences is embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies degree and complements science degree majors that are primarily delivered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. It is a one year 36 credit point research project that can be in any of the disciplines of Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics and Genomics, Microbiology or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. This unit is a corequisite with LIFE4104 and LIFE4105 in the first semester of honours, and a pre-requisite to LIFE4106, LIFE4107, LIFE4108 and SCIE4999, which is completed in the second semester of Honours. During the honours year students will also complete two 6-credit point coursework selective units designed to broaden your training. Working with an academic supervisor, students will conduct independent research in your chosen area developing, technical, analytical, communication and management skills. Honours gives students access to an exceptional range of career opportunities in health, agricultural, and environmental professions, as well as being a qualification for undertaking advanced postgraduate research such as a PhD leading to a research career. For more information about honours in Life Sciences please visit our School of Life and Environmental Sciences canvas page and website.