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Project in Biomedical Science (BIOM90012)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeBIOM90012
Semester 1
Semester 2
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This subject provides students with the opportunity to design and conduct, under supervision, independent research in biomedical science. Specific research projects will depend upon the availability of appropriate expertise and resources. Students will take responsibility for a research project, including the design of field and/or laboratory experiments; collection, appropriate statistical analysis, and interpretation of data; and oral and written presentations of the results. The report describing the research will more closely resemble a scientific paper than a traditional thesis. Students will assimilate and critically evaluate new knowledge within a scientific paradigm and communicate that knowledge to others. Students will also develop skills in managing a scientific research project, writing scientific reports, providing and responding to peer reviews, and making an oral presentation. Students will identify an appropriate supervisor and project as part of the application process for the Master of Biomedical Science (MC-BMEDSC).

Please note, this subject is part of the Master of Biomedical Science subject set (BIOM90012; BIOM90013; BIOM90014; and BIOM90015). Students must undertake 125 credit points from this subject set throughout the course of the Master of Biomedical Science.

Intended learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to provide students with skills in:

  • conducting research in biomedical and health sciences;
  • designing experiments;
  • taking responsibility for managing a research project;
  • preparing and giving an oral and written presentation of the results;
  • expressing intellectual, scientific arguments;
  • assimilating and critically evaluating existing knowledge within a scientific paradigm.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should gain skills in:

  • articulating the breadth of knowledge gained in a particular discipline;
  • critical appraisal of draft documents; developing the ability to exercise critical judgement;
  • expressing persuasive intellectual arguments;
  • high level written report presentations;
  • managing a research project;
  • oral communication and presentation;
  • rigorous and independent thinking; and
  • time management and self-management skills.

Last updated: 3 April 2019