This unit seeks to develop a student's capacity to become a researcher and or to develop specific knowledge in their chosen field of dermal science. Students will be working with an approved research project from HBD4104 Independent Projects and Group Research 1. They will need to collect data according to appropriate research guidelines then undertake the process of analysing the collected data using the appropriate research methodology. Students will then write a minor thesis on the research findings or in a format ready for publication. Students will also present their research findings via an oral presentation in a conference style format.

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HBD4104 - Independent Project and Group Research 1

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Substantiate research data via validated collection methods on an approved project as part of a group;  
  2. Analyse and critically review collected research data as part of a group;  
  3. Interpret research findings in a written format as part of a group;  
  4. Present research findings via an oral presentation as part of a group;  


Assessment type Description Grade
Journal Group work reflection (1000 words) 20%
Research Paper Thesis or published paper (6000 words per group) 50%
Presentation Oral presentation of research findings (15 minutes) 30%

Required reading

Scientific writing 2.0: a reader and writer's guide 1st ed.
Lebrun, J. L. (2011)
New Jersey: World Scientific.

Writing scientific research articles strategy and steps 2nd ed.
Cargill, M. (2013)
Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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