NATS 3004 Advanced Science Project C

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300910

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Description This unit advances the students' training in thinking as a research scientist whilst developing practical skills in a particular area of interest. The student undertakes a minor research project under supervision, during which they plan how to answer a research problem, conduct research and present their findings in a research paper format and seminar.

School Science

Discipline Natural and Physical Sciences, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NATS 2002

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 6169 - Advanced Science Research Project C

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

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Access, review, critique and analyse relevant literature on a given research topic.
  2. Plan and conduct a research project.
  3. Analyse and critique scientific data.
  4. Prepare a concise and accurate report in the style appropriate to the project (usually a journal article).
  5. Effectively communicate research findings orally as part of a research seminar.
  6. Engage with researchers in different fields to gain knowledge of the broader research environment.

Subject Content

Conduct a short research project and present their findings as a written journal article and a research seminar.

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Students who opt to enrol in subject are strongly recommended to obtain a Q-Fever vaccination, and Tetanus vaccination/booster. Students who cannot evidence vaccination may be precluded from activities on the Farm, and/or internships with third parties.


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
Project Plan 2,000 words max 20 N Individual
Final written report Following instructions for authors of the chosen journal 4,000 words max 50 N Individual
Oral presentation 10 min 20 N Individual
Reflection 500 words 10 N Individual

Teaching Periods




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