Essential Skills for Research Students (Post-Graduate Students Only) - BEES9011

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:

Excluded: BEES4511

Excluded: BEES4511

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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The course covers essential skills needed in biological research and subsequent employment. Principal topics covered include presentation skills (written, oral, and audiovisual including computer-aided presentations), database and library usage, information retrieval and usage of major computer packages as well as more specific research skills which may be tailored to particular interest groups. The course must be taken by all commencing postgraduate students in the School of Biological Science unless they have already passed BEES4511.

Note: Required for enrolment in this course: enrolment in a postgraduate research program in a biological discipline within UNSW, or completion of requirements for Honours in Biology or other discipline area.
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