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Medical Biology Research Project Part 1 (BMSC40003)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeBMSC40003
Semester 1
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The student will conduct an original research project in a research laboratory under supervision of a research scientist at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute from February to November.
The student will be introduced to current literature and techniques in specialised areas.
The research project will form part of a larger project or the basis of an expanded project. In both cases the work is anticipated to culminate in an original research publication.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Acquire the ability to absorb information, analyse it critically, and integrate it into the current state of knowledge in the field. Develop hypothesis, propose experiments, engage in discussion with other scientists.
  • Acquire and hone experimental skills for work at the bench. Acquire technical knowledge specific to the research project.
  • Acquire oral and written presentation skills to present original scientific data to an expert audience.
  • Generate a body of original scientific results that will form part of a peer-reviewed, primary research publication.

Generic skills

In a more general sense that students will learn to

• critically asses literature
• accept or reject information provided by others
• integrate scientific information into an information framework
• identify unresolved scientific questions
• identify the best experimental approaches to address open questions
• polish their oral presentation skills
• polish their written presentation skills

Last updated: 23 January 2019