Minor Research Project

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


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered both on-line and on-campus in Semester 2 2020. Please check your timetable for on campus locations.

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20


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.