Minor Research Project

BIO70003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


37.5 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to develop in the student an understanding of scientific research methods, practical skills, research project design and development skills and problem solving skills.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Investigate a research or technical problem with confidence and commitment in an unstructured environment.
2. Demonstrate skills in undertaking critical review of relevant literature and designing clear and well-justified research questions, aims and experimental design.
3. Apply theoretical knowledge and practical skills, by selecting and applying appropriate laboratory and/or computer techniques to address the research questions.
4. Take initiatives and responsibility, and demonstrate problem solving skills, safe laboratory work, independence of thought and interpretation.
5. Demonstrate the skills of planning and conducting the project work, thorough record keeping, and effective communication with the project partner(s), laboratory staff and project supervisor(s) at all stages.
6. Critical analysis and interpretation of results, and submitting high quality, well-structured written reports and/or multimedia presentations to peers.