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Biochemistry Research Project Part 1 (BCMB40011)

HonoursPoints: 50On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeBCMB40011
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students complete a major research project in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology under the supervision of a member of the Department or affiliated institution.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Select, summarise and critically appraise published research in biochemistry
  • Formulate a research hypothesis based upon a synthesis of the published research evidence
  • Design and undertake appropriate research experiments to answer a research hypothesis in biochemistry
  • Conduct supervised research in a specific area of biochemistry research
  • Communicate the method and findings of a research project in oral and written form

Generic skills

Following completion of this program, students will have developed skills required for;
• critical analysis of the scientific literature
• oral presentation skills
• technical report and thesis writing
• electronic database searching
• time management

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



This assessment statement applies to the entire enrolment across Parts 1 (BCMB40011) and 2 (BCMB40012) of the subject:

  • Oral presentation of research project (15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes questions), during Examination Period - Semester 2 (12%)
  • Research thesis, during Examination Period - Semester 2 (66%)
  • Supervisor Marks, submitted by research supervisor at end of year (22%)

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorJustine Mintern
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursThis subject is an individual research project and weekly contact hours will vary depending on the nature of the project.
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

    Subject Coordinator:

    Justine Mintern

    Administrative Coordinator:

    Mrs Irene Koumanelis

Time commitment details

Students should discuss total time commitment with their supervisor but as a guide, a student would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of thirty hours per week over two semesters.

Additional delivery details

This subject is delivered in two consecutive parts. Whilst these have separate subject codes, they are considered to be a single continuing subject of 75 credit points. At the end of the first part, students will receive a CNT (Continuing - ongoing) grade. At the completion of the final part students will receive an overall result for the subject.

Information provided on this page applies to both parts of the subject (BCMB40011 and BCMB40012).

Further information

Last updated: 11 November 2018