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The primary aim of the Bachelor of Medical Science is to provide an experiential introduction to the process of biomedical research. The AMS program allows students to:
- practice the concepts of project design, ethical consideration and application of research methods;
- develop skills in the assembling and evaluation of scientific data to provide a scientific rationale for updating medical practice and treatment and/or understanding the mechanisms of disease;
- comprehend the selection of appropriate statistical techniques to appraise scientific data;
- assess the benefits and limitations of research an area/discipline of clinical interest;
- demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the diversity and breadth of biomedical research;
- demonstrate autonomy and independence in defining research methods, locating relevant resources and critically evaluating evidence and;
- actively participate in improving knowledge in a specific areas of medicine by critical review of scientific and medical evidence.
Intended learning outcomes
The primary objective of this subject is for students to obtain experience in conducting biomedical research. In detail the objectives are to:
- provide an introduction to the processes of research work in a field related to medicine, including critical appraisal of the literature.
- enable development of skills in the ways in which knowledge (evidence) should be assembled and evaluated to provide a scientific rationale for updating medical practice and treatment.
- develop skills in the use of simple statistical techniques when appraising health data.
- foster an understanding of the benefits of research and the value of each health professional contributing to the advancement of knowledge.
- encourage an understanding of the diversity and breadth of medicine.
- encourage the development of autonomy and independence in defining areas for study, locating relevant resources and evaluating information.
- enhance oral and written communication skills.
- Develop skills in research and critical appraisal of the literature;
- Develop skills in using and evaluation evidence;
- Increase the understanding and use of statistical techniques;
- Perception of the benefits and value of research;
- Encourage an understanding of diversity in medicine;
- Encourage independence in defining areas for study;
- Enhance oral and written communication skills;
- Encourage learning in medically relevant areas.
Last updated: 29 July 2022