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Clinical Path Research Project Part 1 (PATH40006)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codePATH40006
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The Honours program in the Department of Clinical Pathology provides an introduction to the challenging area of investigation of disease processes at the cellular and molecular level. This program involves candidates undertaking a full-time research project based in a laboratory within the Department of Clinical Pathology or at one of our affiliated institutions. A student undertaking the Pathology Honours Research Project will have an interest in understanding the mechanisms of disease.

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 second part, students will receive an overall result for the subject.

Information provided here applies to both parts of the subject:

  • Clinical Pathology Research Project Part 1
  • Clinical Pathology Research Project Part 2

Intended learning outcomes

Students completing this subject will have developed their skills in

  • Planning and design of experiments
  • Constructing a hypothesis and relevant aims for a project
  • Acquisition, interpretation and critical analysis of results
  • Reporting of experimental data in a concise and scientific manner consistent with that published in scientific articles.
  • Communication of the research project via oral presentations to a scientific audience

Generic skills

  • Develop an appreciation for working in a laboratory research environment.
  • Become an expert in the area relating to the research project.
  • Acquire oral communication skills for discussion of research ideas.
  • Develop skills in time management and planning.
  • Become proficient in a number of technical laboratory skills.

Last updated: 10 August 2019