NATS 2002 Advanced Science Project B

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300938

Coordinator Eleonora Egidi Opens in new window

Description This unit continues the students' training in thinking as a research scientist whilst developing analytical and critiquing skills in a range of science disciplines. Students will form hypothetical companies and develop a portfolio of scientific products that they will have to present as prospectus and in oral presentations. The students will have to assess the constraints of research having to address the WHS, gene technology, ethics and other legislative issues impacting their projects. Students will also have to manage budgets, market analyses and intellectual property issues.

School Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NATS 2001

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 6166 - Advanced Science Project B

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 3562 Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science) or 3682 Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced Science) or 3683 Bachelor of Natural Science (Advanced Science).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Solve problems from a multi disciplinary science approach accessing knowledge previously acquired in the course.
  2. Acquire and use knowledge of the constraints of research and make project based decisions.
  3. Research a problem, critique information and cite the appropriate scientific literature.
  4. Develop a prospectus with self reflection and application of feedback from peer assessment.
  5. Communicate ideas for a business/venture capital pitch.
  6. Work effectively in a team.
  7. Engage with researchers in different fields to gain knowledge of the broader research environment.

Subject Content

1. The scientific process in a multi disciplinary setting to identify and address problems
2. Science funding sources, milestones, timelines and budgets
3. Ethics, WHS and intellectual property
4. Introductory marketing, SWOT analysis
5. Development of a prospectus
6. Oral presentations for a range of audiences

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Trial Group Portfolio Submission - This is put together by 4 students and Individually assessed. The contribution from each student is clearly indicated and marks attributed to the appropriate individual. 1,000 words. (ie approximately 250 words per student) 20 N Both (Individual & Group)
Final Group Portfolio Submission - This is put together by 4 students and individually assessed. The contribution from each student is clearly indicated and marks attributed to the appropriate individual. 5,000 words (ie approximately 1,250 words per student) 50 N Both (Individual & Group)
Oral presentation. Group assessment 15 minutes 20 N Individual
Reflection 500 words 10 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

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  • There are no textbooks for this subject; students will use a variety of books and journals based on the topic chosen

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Campbelltown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Hawkesbury

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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Subject Contact Eleonora Egidi Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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