# Course Title: Process and interpret data

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2017

Course Code: MATH7074C

Course Title: Process and interpret data

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5362 - Diploma of Laboratory Technology (Pathology Testing)

Course Contact: Amber Mitton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8053

Course Contact Email: amber.mitton@rmit.edu.au

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Iain McKenzie

iain.mckenzie@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency covers the ability to retrieve data, evaluate formulae and perform scientific calculations, present and interpret information in tables and graphs and keep accurate records. The unit requires personnel to solve problems of limited complexity where the information may be less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: MSL924001 Process and interpret data Element: 1 Retrieve and check data Performance Criteria: 1.1 Store and retrieve data using appropriate files and/or application software 1.2 Verify the quality of data using workplace procedures 1.3 Rectify errors in data using workplace procedures Element: 2 Calculate scientific quantities Performance Criteria: 2.1 Calculate statistical values for given data 2.2 Calculate scientific quantities using given formulae and data and estimate uncertainties 2.3 Ensure calculated quantities are consistent with estimations and expectations 2.4 Report all calculated quantities using the appropriate units and correct number of significant figures Element: 3 Present data Performance Criteria: 3.1 Present data in clearly labelled tables, charts and graphs 3.2 Graph data using appropriate scales to span the range of data or display trends 3.3 Report all data using the appropriate units and number of significant figures Element: 4 Interpret data Performance Criteria: 4.1 Interpret significant features of tables, charts and graphs, including gradients, intercepts, maximum and minimum values, and limit lines 4.2 Recognise and report trends in data Element: 5 Keep accurate records and maintain confidentiality Performance Criteria: 5.1 Transcribe information accurately 5.2 Verify the accuracy of records following workplace procedures 5.3 File and store workplace records in accordance with workplace procedures 5.4 File all reference documents logically and keep them up-to-date and secured 5.5 Observe workplace confidentiality standards

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

• Lectures
• Worksheets
• Online learning activities

Teaching Schedule

 Week Week starting Topic 1 6th Feb Metrology & SI units Scientific Notations Significant figures 2 13th Feb Calculating basic statistics for given data and  Levey Jennings chart 3 20th Feb Measurement conversions and micro-measurements Store the data provided in previous week in an appropriate format Retrieve the data and perform basic calculations on it 4 27th Feb Continue with previous week 5 6th March Indices, Index lawsPerform calculations using indices 6 13th March Concentrations and dilutions Percentages and Calculations with percentages 7 20th March Revision 8 27th March Exam 1 9 3rd  April Ratio and Proportion Variation Direct, inverse and joint variation 10 10th April Graphs Represent and interpret data in graphical form/ Easter Break 10 17th April 11 24th April Substitution into Formulae and calculations Errors in measurements Linear Equations 12 1st May Continue with previous week 13 8th May Logarithms 14 15th May Continue with logs 15 22nd  May Revision 16 29th May Final exam

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

 Online resources will be provided during the semester Cengel, Y. A., Cimbala, J.M. And Turner, R. H., "Fundamentals of Thermo-Fluid Sciences”, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill (SI Unit) 9780071325110 Glyn James, Modern Engineering Mathematics, fourth edition, Pearson Education Australia 1447915925 Cengel, Y. A., Cimbala, J.M. And Turner, R. H., "Fundamentals of Thermo-Fluid Sciences”, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill (SI Unit) 9780071325110 Cengel, Y. A., Cimbala, J.M. And Turner, R. H., "Fundamentals of Thermo-Fluid Sciences”, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill (SI Unit) 9780071325110

References

 Mathematics for Biology /Pathology technicians by Carly Marshall & Sue van Megen ; Essential laboratory Mathematics by catherine W. Johnson, Daniel L.Timmons & Pamela E. Hall

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

online quizzes

simulated data activities

written tests

Set of 2 online quizzes
(20% of Total Assessment)

In class assessment
a. Maintain Simulated Data Entry Object
b. Perform calculations within the simulated laboratory
c. Report , check and maintain records
(20% of Total Assessment)

Mid semester and End semester Exams
(60% of Total Assessment)

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

This course is graded in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilises graded assessment
CHD- Competent with High Distinction (80 – 100%)
CDI- Competent with Distinction (70 – 79%)
CC- Competent with Credit (60 – 69%)
CAG- Competency Achieved – Graded (50 – 59%)
NYC- Not Yet Competent (0 – 49%)
DNS- Did Not Submit for assessment

Assessment information

• All assessment types must be passed (exams, quizzes and assignments etc.). For example, if there are two tests you need to have an average of 50% to pass. You can’t make up marks from one type of assessment to another (e.g. pass the tests but fail the assignment component).
• Late work that is submitted without an application for an extension will not be corrected.
• APPLICATION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR SUBMISSION OF ASSESSABLE WORK- A student may apply for an extension of up to 7 days from the original due date. They must lodge the application form (available online http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension) at least 24 hours before the due date. The application is lodged with the School Admin Office on Level 6, Bdg 51, or emailed to the Coordinator (amber.mitton@rmit.edu.au).
• Students requiring extensions longer than 7 days must apply for Special Consideration (see the ‘Help me’ link in blackboard, via myRMIT studies or http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration) For missed assessments such as exams - you (& your doctor if you are sick) must fill out a special consideration form. This form must be lodged online with supporting evidence (e.g. medical certificate), prior to, or within, 48 hours of the scheduled time of examination.
• If you miss an assessment task due to unavoidable circumstances, you need to follow the procedure of special consideration and apply within the allowed time frame.

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