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Key facts

UNE unit code: SCI100

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Start
  • Trimester 1 - On Campus
  • Trimester 1 - Online
  • Trimester 2 - Online
  • Trimester 3 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
Intensive Schools

Intensive schools are either mandatory or voluntary periods of on-site study at our UNE Armidale or Sydney campuses. Please read the unit information for specific details.

  • No
Supervised exam
  • Yes
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit looks at how science is carried out in practice, how scientific findings are communicated, and how science impacts upon and is perceived by society. Topics covered include the differences between good science and poor, or questionable science, ethics, information management techniques, communication skills, graphical representation of and interpreting data, research design and basic statistical methods that can be used to summarise, analyse and interpret scientific data.

Offerings

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 1On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 1Online
Trimester 2Online
Trimester 3Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

Dr Adam Rosser

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. identify, define and analyse problems, use scientific method to form and test hypotheses, apply basic statistical principles and logic and locate and use appropriate problem-solving tools;
  2. report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms, communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at a level and style appropriate to the audience;
  3. work on a scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment and adapt to changing environments, including new technologies and method; and
  4. display an awareness of professional practice in relevant disciplines and an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate conduct and practice.

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Studying online

At UNE we know it takes more than just being online to be a great online university. It takes time and experience. We pioneered distance education for working adults back in the 1950s, so we’ve been doing this longer than any other Australian university.

We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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