The Honours degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology is a one-year, full-time course of advanced study (25%) and research (75%). Completion of Honours allows students to continue onto higher degree study (e.g., PhD) and provides intensive practical training in current experimental techniques, the opportunity to develop oral and written communication skills and the experience of working in an active, multidisciplinary research environment. Most students start their studies at the beginning of Semester one (February), although mid-year entry (August) is also a possibility. Entry is by merit and open to Science/Biomedical graduates who have completed a major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology or Pharmacology (or related discipline) and obtained an average of at least 3rd class Honours in their third year.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this Honours program, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge about major advances in biomedical research in the discipline of Biochemistry or Pharmacology
- Articulate the methods, findings and context of research and data using a scientific style of writing
- Articulate the methods, findings and context of research and data in oral presentations
- Critically evaluate the findings and context in scientific articles
- Apply experimental design and statistics in a research project
- Work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, to generate research data
- Identify and follow the principles of ethical scientific practice.
Last updated: 23 April 2022