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LIFE4888: Applied Life Sciences Project

As the world's population builds towards 9 billion, we are challenged to create agriculture efficiencies and ensure food and water safety and security. Solutions from the Life Sciences are needed to meet these demands. In this unit you will have the opportunity to develop practical solutions from a range of discipline areas including agriculture, animal science, environmental management, food production and agribusiness. These skills and experiences will facilitate your understanding of current practices and innovations used in the development and management of natural and production ecosystems. The unit builds on applied knowledge gained from units of study undertaken throughout a degree in Life Sciences. As part of a small group of students, you will have the opportunity to work on a collaborative industry relevant research project. The activities will include the design of the study; generation, management and analysis of data; and presenting your findings to a diverse audience both orally and in written format. You will work collaboratively learning skills for better communication, organisation and time management and communication - all of which are competencies that are highly valued by employers and indicate professionalism. By doing this you will gain the ability to work collaboratively in a small team which is part of the essential foundation for a successful career pathway.

Code LIFE4888
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 12
Prerequisites:
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144 cp of units of study of which a minimum needs to be 24 cp of 3000-level or 4000-level units of study
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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AFNR410X or AGRI410X or AVBS4015 or AVBS4016 or AVBS4017 or AVBS4018 or ENVX410X or FOOD410X or QBIO410X or SOIL410X or WILD410X
Assumed knowledge:
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Completion of a Table A Science major.

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate an ability to apply discipline-specific expertise to solve authentic industry-led research questions.
  • LO2. Develop high level collaborative skills by understanding current theory on cooperative learning and demonstrate ability to capitalise on different perspectives and skill sets and resolve team dysfunction
  • LO3. Engage tools to critically analyse complex problems and identify novel or innovative solutions that may add value for stakeholders
  • LO4. Systematically compare different styles and sources of information to evaluate validity and efficacy for problem solving and invention.

Unit outlines

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