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Please note: This subject coding (TAS-XAB080A) is only available to students studying the Undergraduate Certificate in University Preparation.
Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Use science inquiry skills to conduct, analyse and communicate experiments
- Evaluate, with reference to collected data and resources, claims about concepts in science
- Create scientific reports with appropriate sections, language and conventions that conform to a specified style
- Articulate a working knowledge of scientific concepts applicable to experiments conducted
- What is the scientific method?
- Basic skills in lab work: How to write formal introductions
- Pre-lab work: How to write a formal method
- Interpreting graphs: How to present data for reports
- Pre-lab work: How to synthesis literature
- How to write formal discussions
- Harvard referencing
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
In this subject you will develop the skills needed to work in academic lab settings and carry out experiments in a safe, ethical and responsible way. Through a range of learning activities, you will explore basic concepts in various sciences to complete experiments performed in labs. The focus will be on building report writing skills via a series of workshops and assessment tasks that call for an increased ability to communicate experiment results in a written format. You will also explore ethical considerations of conducting and reporting on scientific research.
- Formal scientific report (20%)
- Scientific report (15%)
- Formal scientific report (40%)
- Portfolio (25%)