The Pathology Honours program in the Department of Clinical Pathology provides an introduction to the challenging area of investigation of disease at the cellular and molecular level. Students will undertake a full-time research project based in a laboratory within the Department or at one of our affiliated institutions. A student undertaking Honours in the Department will have a strong interest in investigating and understanding the mechanisms of disease.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Clinical Pathology Honours program will be able to:
- Read scientific articles, apply critical assessment and identify major advances and knowledge gaps in biomedical research related to the aetiology, mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
- Design experiments and select appropriate statistical analyses to address research questions(s) related to the aetiology, mechanisms, diagnosis and/or treatment of disease.
- Demonstrate an ability to master required technical laboratory skills and to generate research data addressing the aetiology, mechanisms, diagnosis and/or treatment of disease.
- Summarise the state of current literature, rigorously present research data and interpret experimental results using scientific writing style in one or several subject areas related to experimental and/or clinical pathology.
- Communicate research and discuss research data and ideas in one or several subject areas related to experimental and/or clinical pathology in both oral and written form.
- Consider ethical and safety issues inherent to laboratory work and biomedical research.
- Demonstrate 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: 29 April 2022