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BVSc Honours Program
BVSc Honours Program
2008
Agenda
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Why choose honours?
What is required?
Who will be my supervisor?
What help is available?
Questions
Why choose honours?
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Future qualifications and research
 Post graduate research funding
 Definite or possible interest
Because you can
 Y1-4 WAM ≥ 70
Because you are the finest of Australia’s finest
What is required?
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Year 4
 Choose an area of veterinary science that
interests you and at least one elective
linked to this area
 Determine a suitable research problem that
you can address through research during
Y5
 Write a draft research proposal and submit
an honours application form
What is required?
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Year 5
 Submit research proposal
 Honours learning agreement form
 Research progress report form
 Submit dissertation and reflective statement
 Research supervisor report form
 Oral defence
 Satisfactory placement performance
 Supervisor report form
 Communication task
 Administrative forms
Research proposal form
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Introduction
 Research question, problem or issue and value
Statement of aim and objectives
Statement of methods
 Methods used to answer the research question
and achieve aims and objectives
Statement of ethical considerations
 Ethical implications and how these will be
addressed
Statement of timescale
Maximum 2 pages not including Gantt chart
Research proposal form
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Statement of timescale
 Linked to Y5 rotations
 Including milestones
 Gantt chart format
Honours application form
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Proposed title
Your details
Proposed supervisor details
 Include 2-3 potential supervisors
Projects and supervisors are approved by
the Honours Committee
Who will be my supervisor?
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Student nominations provided through the
honours application form
 Discuss your project with potential
supervisors
 Place them in order of preference
Honours committee will review project
proposals, check with supervisors and allocate
Limit of 2 honours students per academic staff
member
What help is available?
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Year 4
 Year 5 coordinator
 Honours unit of study coordinator
 Honours stream coordinators
 Academic staff
 Faculty office staff
 Library staff
What help is available?
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Year 5
 Supervisor and co-supervisor
 Year 5 WebCT site
 Virtual Veterinary Campus
 Library staff
 Faculty office staff
 Year 5 coordinator
 Honours unit of study coordinator
 Honours stream coordinators
 Academic staff
Questions
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