The Honours’ program at the St. Vincent’s Academic Centre (comprising of the Dept. of Medicine, Dept. of Surgery, St. Vincent’s Institute, O’Brien Institute and various Departments in St. Vincent’s Hospital) is an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialize their knowledge in a particular area of pre-clinical and/ or clinical research. This program provides a strong foundation for the future direction of graduates, whether as a means of progressing to further research at PhD level, or improving the scope of employment in the fields of biomedical research.
The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Medicine (St Vincent’s Hospital) Honours program will be able to:
- Critically evaluate scientific data and manuscripts, and articulate the significance of research findings in the context of local and global health and disease, and how these findings can impact on the clinical management of patients.
- Design experiments and select appropriate statistical analyses to address research questions(s) related to translational biomedical research, in a broad range of clinical and pre-clinical research areas with direct relevance to human health and disease.
- Conduct research, including selection and implementation of experimental models and methods, data collection methods, and statistical analysis methods.
- Communicate translational biomedical research design, methodology, data and outcomes, and significance to both expert scientific and lay audiences, in both oral and written form.
- Apply principles of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship, including identifying and following the principles of ethical conduct of research with animals and humans.
- Show proficiency in time management for completion of scientific tasks against set deadlines.
- Work effectively independently, and collaboratively under supervision within a research team from diverse backgrounds.
Last updated: 12 November 2021