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Approaches To Medical Research (BMSC40004)

HonoursPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeBMSC40004
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Introductory lectures to biomedical research incorporating experimental, statistical, regulatory, ethical and presentation themes that will prepare for successful conduction and completion of an Honours project in biomedical science.

(1) Introductory Lectures held in February and March, themes: experimental methods, oral and written presentation, scientific responsibilities, scientific misconduct, animal ethics regulation, information technologies, occupational health and safety (8 contact hours).

(2) Specialist Sessions held from March to May, themes: commercialisation, flow cytometry, cell culture, high-throughput screening, monoclonal antibody production, proteomics, sequencing, imaging and microscopy, Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) regulations (6 contact hours)

(3) Lectures: experimental design and statistics, held in February to May (8 contact hours)

Intended learning outcomes

To provide an introduction to biomedical research including experimental methods, experimental design and statistics, oral and written presentation, scientific responsibilities, scientific misconduct, animal ethics regulation and information technologies.

Generic skills

Development of an understanding of experimental design, approach and evaluation with consideration of the regulatory framework and ethical issues.

Last updated: 23 January 2019