Adv Science: Professional Perspective and Practice - SCIF1121

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: Faculty of Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Enrolment in BSc (Adv. Science), BSc (Adv. Maths) (incl. associated dual degrees), or BMedSci.

Excluded: PSYC1021, SCIF1101, SCIF1102, SCIF1111, SCIF1131

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course introduces students to a diversity of current science, and professionalism in science. Through classroom activities and assessment tasks students develop a sense of identity and belonging with their colleagues and their program of study. Students will be exposed to the theory of and have, through integration with discipline-specific modules, the opportunity to practice a range of generic skills relevant to both their university studies and practice in science including, typically, oral and written communication, peer review, team/group work, information literacy, personality types and learning styles, ethics and codes of conduct. The discipline-specific modules will engage students with research scientists and research principles and activities in science.

Note 1: This course is only available to students in the Advanced Science and Advanced Mathematics single and dual degree programs.

Note 2: This course must be taken at Stage 1

Below are some notes to help you determine which stream to enrol in. If your program is specified, enrol in that stream. Students whose program is not specified should choose a stream that corresponds to their area of interest.

Stream A: Advanced Mathematics (only for students enrolled in program 3986)

Stream B: Chemistry

Stream C: Psychology

Stream D: Life Sciences

This stream is for students considering majors offered by BEES (Archaeology & Palaeoenvironments, Biological Science, Climate Dynamics, Climate Systems, Earth Science, Ecology, Geochemistry, Human Geography, Marine & Coastal Studies, and Physical Geography) and also majors offered by BABS (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular and Cell Biology).

Stream E: Medical Sciences

This stream is for students considering majors offered by the School of Medical Sciences (SOMS): Anatomy, Neuroscience, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. This course is not for students in Medical Science 3991. These students should enrol in SCIF1111.

Stream F: Mathematics

This stream is for students considering a major in Mathematics, Statistics, or Advanced Physical Oceanography, or who are enrolled in a dual Advanced Math program (i.e. 3523, 3564, 3589, 3933, and 3998).

Stream G: Physics

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