The Honours program in 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 of Microbiology & Immunology; or at one of our affiliated institutions. A student undertaking Honours in Pathology will have a strong interest in investigating and understanding the mechanisms of disease. The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.
Intended learning outcomes
Graduates of the Pathology Honours program will be able to:
- Read scientific articles, apply critical assessment and identify major advances and knowledge gaps in human disease mechanisms research.
- Design experiments and select appropriate statistical analyses to address research question(s).
- Demonstrate the ability to master required technical laboratory skills and generate research data.
- Articulate scientific explanations of pathology 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 with animals and humans.
- 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: 11 February 2021