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MICR 490: Dissertation

Full Year - 60 points

Course prescription

A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

Course overview

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  • The ability to carry out original cutting-edge scientific research is essential for students who want to pursue a research career or further study. This paper has a significant research component that will expose you to advanced topics in microbiology and immunology. The research project will be of a high professional standard and will be supervised by academics of international scientific standing. You will attain high-level skills in experimental planning, logistics and data analysis, as well as advanced oral and written presentation skills. This paper offers you the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills in a genuine research environment.


MICR 490 is 100% internally assessed. There will be two assessment items:

  1. Submission of a project report/dissertation and 20 minute oral examination (90%) 
  2. End of year talk (10%) 

Teaching staff

For more information

View the details of this paper on the University of Otago website

Students are encouraged to contact staff by email to make arrangements for a time to discuss course-related matters.

For more information on this course, please contact Professor Alexander McLellan or Associate Professor Keith Ireton.