The Department of Medicine Honours program is designed to offer projects at the leading edge of medical research into human diseases especially tailored for students who are not enrolled in Medicine. Each project tackles a specific translational medicine problem so that it is directly relevant to a major human disease and is performed in collaboration with research scientists at the leading edge their fields. The projects are designed so that they can be completed within the one year honours program and also to provide a direct conduit to higher degree studies.
Most students start their studies at the beginning of Semester one (February), although mid-year entry (August) is also a possibility.
Intended learning outcomes
- To provide a real-world research experience of what it is like to work in a major laboratory focused on an important human disease
- To offer great breadth in the range of diseases that are studied
- To introduce basic scientists to research practises of clinical translational research
- To provide a firm grounding in rigorous methodologies of translational research
- To expose the student through the seminar program to a wide variety of research methods and problems in translational research
- To introduce students to cutting edge concepts, technical approaches and methodologies
- To provide a supportive and collegial research cohort experience
- To give students a firm base in understanding exactly what real-work medical research is like as a basis for developing their careers
Last updated: 18 December 2020