Anatomy and Physiology, and Neuroscience
The Honours program in Anatomy and Physiology, and Neuroscience is an advanced and specialised one year course of study and practical skill development; it provides an opportunity to experience the life of a biomedical researcher.
The honours program consists of a combination of compulsory course work and a research project. The research component is carried out under the supervision in one of the research groups in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology. Students work nearly full time in the research group designing, executing and analysing experiments. The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.
There is a strong emphasis on learning to critically evaluate scientific publications and presenting your research findings to a wide audience. Therefore, the course provides valuable real-world skills that are relevant and valuable preparation for a diverse range of professions, not solely for biomedical research.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Physiology Honours program will be able to:
- Interpret, synthesise and summarise advanced knowledge from the scientific literature in their field of biomedical science, and use that information to formulate experimentally testable hypotheses to advance that knowledge
- Assess and evaluate the scope, power and limitations of different methodologies, techniques, and approaches in addressing scientific issues, and be able to design and implement experiments using appropriate methods and analyses to address specific research questions
- Make evidence-based, critical judgements about the status of claims, hypothesis, experimental data and their interpretation
- Synthesise and articulate advanced scientific concepts, theories and research findings, and demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate and defend these ideas in both written and oral formats
- To plan and manage their own research projects and be able to articulate the purpose and value of their work to their peers and colleagues, and to their broader communities in which their work is conducted and utilised
- Be effective members of scientific research enterprises by performing and documenting their experimental work in accordance with the regulatory frameworks, and to exercise the highest standards of research conduct and respect for the ethical standards for scientific experimentation.
Last updated: 29 April 2022