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Research Project - SVHM Part 1 (MEDI40005)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelHonours
Subject codeMEDI40005
Semester 1
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This subject aims to provide opportunities for students to gain an understanding in, and extend the practice of biomedical research.

The student will conduct an original research project in a basic or clinical research laboratory under the supervision of a research scientist from the Dept. of Medicine or Surgery, St Vincents Hospital during the period February to November.

Students undergo extensive research training with their own individually-supervised research project, acquiring skills in experimental design, technical expertise, thinking, analysis, and communication.

Intended learning outcomes

L01 To acquire the ability to absorb information, analyse it critically, and integrate it into the current state of knowledge in the field.

L02 To develop hypothesis, formulate aims to address the hypotheses, propose experiments and engage in discussion with other scientists.

L03 To acquire technical knowledge specific to the research project

LO4 To acquire and gain experience in collating, presenting and analysing experimental data.

L05 To acquire oral and written presentation skills to present original scientific data to an expert audience.

L06 To generate a body of original scientific results that could form part of a peer-reviewed, primary research publication.

L07 To develop ability to organise, prioritise and manage time

Generic skills

  • Critical analysis of complex scientific issues.
  • Identification of critical and essential factors from a large body of information
  • Constructive critique of a scientific presentation
  • Contribution to intellectual discussion
  • Generation of new ideas for scientific experiments
  • Communicate research results in both written and oral form, including the organisation of knowledge and identification of the potential scope of the research project

Last updated: 3 April 2019