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Undergraduate | UNE-SCI100 | 2024

Science in Practice

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Understand how science is used in the real world. You’ll cover what makes good science and poor science, as well as ethics. Consider how findings are communicated, and how this impacts what can be analysed and interpreted.

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Study method
100% online
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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
24 June 2024,
21 Oct 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks

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Science in Practice

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. identify, define and analyse problems, use scientific method to form and test hypotheses, apply basic statistical principles and logic and locate and use appropriate problem-solving tools;
    2. report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms, communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style appropriate to the audience;
    3. work on a scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment and adapt to changing environments, including new technologies and method; and
    4. display an awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines and an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice. 

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lecture and other media provided in subjects, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete their subjects. UNE's minimum requirements for all students in relation to the hardware and software a student requires to support their learning are found at:

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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