The Honours program in Anatomy and Neuroscience is an advanced and specialised one year course of study requiring a higher standard of performance than a pass degree following a BSc, BBMed or equivalent degree. It consists of a combination of a research project and compulsory course work. The research component is carried out under the supervision in one of the research groups in Anatomy and Neuroscience. Students work nearly full time in the laboratory designing, executing and analysing experiments. The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.
Intended learning outcomes
The Honours program in Anatomy and Neuroscience is an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialise in one area of study. The opportunity to specialise provides a strong foundation for the future direction of graduates, whether as a means of progressing to higher degree research at the PhD level, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement. Graduates of the program will:
• Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of selected fields of study in the biomedical sciences.
• Demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values.
• Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of scientific questions.
• Act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force.
• Communicate effectively via written and oral presentations.
• Qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations.
• Commit to continuous learning.
• Be proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as specialised data recording devices and other information technology systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.