The ability to find and analyse information and judge its reliability and significance              

This learning outcome contributes to the following graduate attributes:
A Research and Inquiry
A1. Apply scientific knowledge and critical thinking to identify, define and analyse problems, create solutions, evaluate opinions, innovate and improve current practices.
A2. Gather, evaluate and deploy information relevant to a scientific problem.
A4. Critically examine the truth and validity in scientific argument and discourse, and evaluate the relative importance of ideas.
A6. Value the importance of continual growth in knowledge and skills, and recognise the rapid, and sometimes major, changes in scientific knowledge and technology.
B Information Literacy
B2. Access a range of information sources in the science disciplines, for example books, reports, research articles, patents and company standards.
B3. Critically evaluate the reliability and relevance of information in a scientific context.
B5. Use information technology to gather, process, and disseminate scientific information.
C Communication
C1. Explain and present ideas to different groups of people in plain English.
D Ethical, Social and Professional Understanding
D1. Demonstrate an understanding of the significance and scope of ethical principles, both as a professional scientist and in the broader social context, and a commitment to apply these principles when making decisions.
D2. Appreciate the importance of sustainability and the impact of science within the broader economic, environmental and socio-cultural context.
E Personal and Intellectual Autonomy
E1. Evaluate personal performance and development, recognise gaps in knowledge and acquire new knowledge independently.
E5. Demonstrate openness and curiosity when applying scientific understanding in a wider context.
This learning outcome is assessed through the following assessment tasks:
  • Pre-Laboratory Quizzes
  • Laboratory Log Book
  • Spectroscopy Problem Solving Assignment
  • Laboratory Attendance and Attitude