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Part of the Science Pathway, the Innovation Cultures: Perspectives on Science and Technology unit provides an introduction into scientific study. You will learn the basic tenets of scientific methodology and theory relevant for any future study or career in a scientific field.
In this introductory unit, brought to you by Swinburne University and OUA, you will be taught the framework of science ethics and the practical application of science and technology to prepare you for any future research or fieldwork. You will also study the business side of scientific research, and how research is represented by the media.
The unit goes on to explore how the ideas of science have shaped Western thought and ways of life. It discusses the relationship between scientific discovery, technological development and the needs of society to uncover the ways in which science often conflicts with other cultures and ways of thinking.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit:
In this science unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit serves as an introduction to scientific methodology and thought, and provides the perfect platform for future studies in science. You will become adept at analysing the role of science in modern society and how it is perceived and reported on. You will also become confident in writing about and discussing science ethics and the development of future technologies.
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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