There are many ways to get experience with research at Trent University. For information about the types of possible opportunities, visit the careers centre.

Trent University has many different opportunities throughout various disciplines. We have listed upper year research and placement courses in biology, chemistry, environmental and research studies, forensics, nursing, physics and psychology, all which can be found on Trent’s academic calendar.

BIOLOGY

BIOL 3890Y, 3891H: Community-Based Research Project (Sc)
Students are placed in research projects with community organizations in the Peterborough area. Each placement is supervised jointly by a faculty member and a representative of a community organization.

BIOL 4010Y, 4020D: Research Thesis (Sc)
BIOL 4020D is a double credit in Biology. BIOL 4010Y is a single credit because the same thesis is submitted to the other department/program in a joint-major or is submitted in conjunction with BIOL 4400Y. Students investigate a specific field of interest under the guidance of a faculty member.

BIOL 4400Y: Internship in Conservation Biology (Sc)
An apprenticeship at a collaborating agency working in biological conservation. Students assist in a project pertaining to research and conservation of living things for the equivalent of approximately six hours per week.

BIOL 4450Y: Placement in Health Sciences (Sc)
A placement in a medically related setting for the equivalent of six hours a week for 24 weeks.

BIOL 4460H: Internship in Medical Sciences (Sc)
A placement in a hospital setting for the equivalent of three hours a week for 12 weeks. Students are also assigned practical readings and background theory every week from their preceptor.

CHEMISTRY

CHEM 4010Y, 4011H, 4012H: Project Course in Chemistry (Sc)
Usually involves experimental research under the supervision of a faculty member and includes two seminars and a written thesis. At least eight hours per week.

CHEM 4020D: Project Course in Chemistry (double credit) (Sc)
Approximately 16 hours per week; otherwise, as CHEM 4010Y.

CHEM 4030Y, 4031H, 4032H: Project Course in Biochemistry (Sc) Study, usually involving experimental research, under the supervision of a faculty member; includes two seminars and a written thesis. At least eight hours per week.

CHEM-BIOL 4040D: Project Course in Biochemistry (double credit) (Sc)
At least 16 hours per week; otherwise as CHEM 4030Y. May not be combined with any other project courses for credit toward the Biochemistry & Molecular Biology degree.

ENVIRONMENTAL & RESEARCH SCIENCE/STUDIES

ERSC/ERST 3830Y, 3840H: Community-Based Research Project Students are placed in research projects with community organizations in the Peterborough or Haliburton area. Each placement is supervised jointly by a faculty member and a representative of a community organization.

ERSC/ERST 3905Y, 3906H: Field Course Research Project
An opportunity for students to take a non-university credit field course offered by an external provider, then return to Trent and for credit write one or more reports on research that they undertook during the field course.

ERSC/ERST 4010Y/4020D: Thesis
A major research project combining 1.0 credit in Environmental & Resource Science/Studies and 1.0 in the other discipline in a joint-major, or counting as 2.0 credits in Environmental & Resource Science/ Studies.

ERSC/ERST 4830Y, 4840H: Community-Based Research Project Students are placed in research projects with community organizations in the Peterborough or Haliburton area. Each placement is supervised jointly by a faculty member and a representative of a community organization.

ERSC/ERST 4905Y, 4906H: Field Course Research Project
This course is an opportunity for students to take a non-university credit field course offered by an external provider, then return to Trent and for credit write one or more reports on research that they undertook during the field course. Prerequisite: 10.0 university credits and a minimum cumulative average of 75% in Environmental & Resource Science/Studies courses; or permission of the chair

FORENSICS

FRSC 3020H: Professional Placement
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science program gain practical experience in a forensic science specific or related field and apply the theories and concepts acquired in their first two years of the program.

FRSC 4010Y: Independent Project (Sc)
This self-directed research course requires students to investigate research topics relating to forensic science and to prepare a thorough, detailed research proposal in an area of research pertinent to forensic science. Open only to students registered in the BScFS program.

FRSC 4020D: Research Thesis (Sc) Double Credit.
Students design and carry out research under the supervision of a faculty member, and attend fourth-year Forensic Science seminars on researchrelated issues.

FRSC 4890Y: Forensic Community-Based Research Project
Designed to allow fourth-year students the opportunity to work on a research project with a forensic community agency under the supervision of a faculty member. Group practice in a setting focused on families dealing with health transitions. Settings may include longterm care, mental health, public health, or maternal/child. Supported by Learning Centre activities relevant to family-focused practice, including breastfeeding support, sexual health counselling, and assessment (cultural, prenatal, postnatal, neonatal).

NURSING

NURS 3020H: Clinical Practice Focused on Acute Care**
Group practice in medical or surgical inpatient setting focused on the adult with acute illness. Supported by Learning Centre activities relevant to acute care practice, including medication administration, sterile procedures, IV starts, IV pumps, mock codes, and assessment (abdominal, glycemic status, neurological, pre-operative, post-operative, respiratory

NURS 3021H: Clinical Practice Focused on Chronic Disease Management**
Group practice in a hospital setting focused on chronic disease or palliative treatment. Practice settings: complex continuing care medicine, mental health, rehabilitation, palliative care, high acuity long term care. Learning Centre activities include medication administration, VAC treatments, feeding pumps, patient-controlled pumps, and assessment of consciousness, orientation, and pain.

NURS 4011H: Thesis I
Seminar leading to the completion of an undergraduate thesis with emphasis on research methods linked to clinical practice.

NURS 4012H: Thesis II
Seminar leading to the completion of an undergraduate thesis with emphasis on research methods linked to clinical practice.

NURS 4020C: Independent Nursing Practice A**
Clinical practice to consolidate nursing practice competencies, integrating knowledge and skills. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice setting, students assume increasing responsibility for patient care assignments in a fully preceptored
model.

NURS 4021C: Independent Nursing Practice B**
Clinical practice to consolidate nursing practice competencies, integrating knowledge and skills. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice setting and working in a fully preceptored model, students assume responsibility for increasingly complex
assignments as they progress to the novice level for baccalaureate graduates

NURS 4022C: Independent Nursing Practice C**
Clinical practice to consolidate nursing practice competencies, integrating knowledge/skills in a critical care environment. Using a theoretical approach that is relevant to the practice setting and working in a fully preceptored model, students assume responsibility for increasingly complex assignments as they progress to the novice level for baccalaureate graduates.

PHYSICS

PHYS 4000Y/4010H: Project Course (Sc)
An experimental or theoretical project on some topic of advanced physics. Past projects have included frequency control of a laser, astrophysics, surface physics, high temperature superconductivity.

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYC 3801H: Research Practicum 1 (Sc)
Designed to allow students in the third year of the Psychology Honours program to pursue research activities under the direction of a department faculty member, normally within that person’s ongoing research program.

PSYC 3802H: Research Practicum 2 (Sc)
Designed to allow students in the third year of the Psychology Honours program to pursue research activities under the direction of a department faculty member, normally within that person’s ongoing research program.

PSYC 4010Y, 4020D: Honours Thesis (Sc)
Students design and execute a major piece of psychological research under the supervision of departmental faculty and participate in periodic workshops and departmental colloquia. PSYC 4020D is a double credit for Psychology majors; PSYC 4010Y is a single credit involving submission of the same thesis to the other department/program of a joint-major. The thesis should be taken in the final year of the student’s degree.

PSYC 4801H: Research Practicum 1 (Sc)
Designed to allow students in the fourth year of their Psychology Honours program to pursue research activities under the direction of a department faculty member, normally within that person’s ongoing research program.

PSYC 4802H: Research Practicum 2 (Sc)
Designed to allow students in the fourth year of their Psychology Honours program to pursue research activities under the direction of a department faculty member, normally within that person’s ongoing research program.