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Advanced Coursework in Medical Biology (BMSC40007)

HonoursPoints: 25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeBMSC40007
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Year Long
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The purpose of the advanced coursework is to develop professional and scientific skills necessary for general scientific inquiry. The knowledge gained will foster the student’s capacity to identify questions and generate ideas as well as providing a framework for students to use in order to approach and validate their ideas. Students will develop an understanding of experimental design, approach and evaluation, and skills in critical analysis of published experimental data. Students will also develop skills in written and oral forms of scientific communication.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Identify major advances in biomedical research
  • Write about research and data using a scientific style of writing
  • Communicate research and data in oral presentations
  • Read scientific articles with critical assessment of the content
  • Develop the ability to understand and critically evaluate data obtained by other researchers
  • Understand experimental design and statistics and be able to apply good experimental design
  • Establish a strong foundation in statistics as it applies biomedical scientific data
  • Synthesise a logical frame for their own hypotheses based on the literature and propose experiments to clarify scientific questions or resolve contradictory reports
  • Understanding biomedical research through specialised lectures

Generic skills

The students will be exposed to recent research findings in a wide range of scientific fields not only relating to their own research project. This exposure will promote a comprehensive understanding of important areas of biomedical science and their relevance to human health and disease.

The students will

• develop the ability to understand and evaluate critically data obtained by others.
• synthesise a logical frame for their own hypotheses based on the literature.
• propose experiments to clarify scientific questions or resolve contradictory reports.

Last updated: 11 November 2018