The Department of Critical Care Honours program is designed to offer research projects for students who want to gain experience in medical research but who are not yet enrolled in a medical degree. A particularly attractive aspect of the program is each project addresses a research problem directly relevant to acute human disease.
The projects offered are from leading clinician/scientists in the areas of anaesthesia, emergency medicine and intensive care medicine. All supervisors have prominent national or international profiles with outstanding track records of exceptional mentorship and supervision.
The research project is complemented by a series of seminars and workshops that focuses on critical care research. The focus of the coursework is to provide students a comprehensive knowledge base to facilitate a pragmatic approach that can be used for both research and clinical care purposes. All of the projects offer the opportunity of progression on to higher degrees including a PhD or continued participation during a postgraduate professional degree (medicine, etc.).
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Critical Care Honours program will be able to:
- Locate, utilise and synthesise information available in scientific and medical literature and ensure an understanding of experimental data in order to construct a rational scientific argument
- Identify pragmatic clinical questions and undertake the process of hypothesis generation and testing
- Design and conduct research, including selection and implementation of experimental models and methods, data collection methods, and statistical analysis methods
- Articulate scientific explanations of human disease concepts, theories and research findings, and communicate these ideas effectively to various audiences in both written and oral formats
- Apply principles of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship, including identifying and following the principles of ethical conduct of research in critical care research
- Show 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