Professional Orientation (Science) (11718.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Identify the personal skills, capabilities and knowledge necessary to meet the work standards expected in scientific professions, and develop a personal and academic plan to achieve these;
2. Understand the principles of scientific methodology, and explain the elements that underpin high quality science;
3. Develop skills in effective literature retrieval and review to evaluate the quality of scientific information;
4. Communicate scientific findings to a range of audiences using multiple types of media;
5. Map out academic and professional trajectories over the next five years in an ePortfolio; and
6. Demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively, exploring how their own culture, beliefs and attitudes about cultural diversity impact on personal and professional contexts.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Margarita Medina|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr David Hartley|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Margarita Medina|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Margarita Medina|
All readings and supplementary material will be provided on the UCLearn (Canvas) site.
There is no individual textbook.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students are required to:
1) Achieve an aggregated grade of 50% or higher.
2) Complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM).
3) Students must attempt and submit all assessment items to pass this unit
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item (E-Portfolio Part 1 = 20%, Annontated bibliography = 10%, Literature Review = 20%, E-Portfolio Part 2 = 20% and Scientific Article = 30%). The unit convener reserves the right to question students orally on their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 24 hours of lectures (2 hrs x 12 lectures) and 22 hours of workshops (2 hrs x 11 sessions).
The remaining 104 hours of workload should be distributed across the various assessment tasks and self-directed learning.
Lectures are not compulsory to attend but it is strongly encouraged that you attend to make the most of your learning experience. There will be different guest lecturers through the semester, so participation is strongly recommended. It is a student's responsibility to review missed work. The Week 10 Lecture is a Round Table Industry Discussion that forms part of your E-portfolio assessment. Non-attendance in Week 10 (without timely evidence provided to the convener) means you will not be able to complete part of this assessment task.
Required IT skills
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint or equivalent is necessary.
It is expected that students have learned how to access resources in the UC library and to access the Unit's Canvas site.
Work placement, internships or practicums
While lecture attendance is not compulsory, students are expected to view (and ideally attend) lectures prior to their weekly workshop. Workshop activities build upon lecture content and all lecture content is assessable.
Please note that only lectures will be recorded.
Please note that workshops will not be recorded and are coupled with lecture content, inform assessment items
Research Led Education:
This unit involves research-led education. There are active researchers involved in this unit who are able to engage students in deep and active learning and transmit to students their passion for the research they are carrying out.
Provision of information to the group:
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the Unit's Canvas website (Canvas forum messages are also emailed to student email addresses only). Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account:
The University Email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
In all cases of absence, sickness or other extenuating circumstances it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the Unit Convener is informed.